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Re^8: Modernizing the Postmodern Language?

by WaywardCode (Sexton)
on Jul 01, 2020 at 04:29 UTC ( #11118749=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: Modernizing the Postmodern Language?
in thread Modernizing the Postmodern Language?

I believe 100% he thinks this is best for Perl, and has the best of intentions. The goal of catering to hypothetical new Perl users by aggressively updating defaults or working on a restricted subset that’s easier to teach doesn’t agree with me personally but I’m just a nobody enthusiast shaking my head. They are trying to do good here.

I brought up this topic in the context of Larry’s “postmodern” talk because back then, he was talking about what made Perl different as a strength, and these recent talks seem so focused on *not* defying a new user’s expectations. I don’t read bad intentions into that, but it was very noticeable.

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Re^9: Modernizing the Postmodern Language?
by jcb (Priest) on Jul 01, 2020 at 23:35 UTC

    I similarly believe Larry thought Perl6 would be best for Perl and we all know how that turned out. Good intentions do not guarantee good results.

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