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Re: Improving p5p: Perl is going to stay Perl

by parv (Vicar)
on May 17, 2021 at 22:49 UTC ( #11132702=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Improving p5p: Perl is going to stay Perl

Excellent. Nothing would change any time soon.


The ideas proposed -- at the least the ones I had initially read and then stopped reading further updates when I realized too much baggage that some people prefer to tow for a while longer -- were not in any way were going to change Perl 5 to something else. To look for any significant, meaningful changes in future perl 5 would be inviting hopelessness.

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Re^2: Improving p5p: Perl is going to stay Perl
by LanX (Sage) on May 17, 2021 at 23:47 UTC
    I'm deeply convinced that "Perl" doesn't exist, or to be more precise, that there is effectively more than one language running on the same engine.

    People can't agree because they fail to realize that they are aspiring to very different goals and ideals.

    It's first and foremost a communication disaster.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      I've thought of Perl for a long time like the PL/I or Ada of the dynamic, getting things done languages. Useful, but huge. I forget the exact quote and I can't find it to get it perfect or to credit someone. I don't even remember which language it was originally about, but I'm thinking it was PL/I. It goes something like "It's a number of complete programming languages each struggling to get free".

        That reminds me of this Bjarne Stroustrup quote:

        Within C++, there is a much smaller and cleaner language struggling to get out.

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