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Re^3: The state of Perl

by mr_mischief (Monsignor)
on Jan 06, 2017 at 19:38 UTC ( #1179098=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: The state of Perl
in thread The state of Perl

Indeed, that's a wonderful example. It hurts Perl6 and Perl5 both that extra hoop jumping is required to find information about either one exclusive of the other. That's probably the strongest argument I can can think of for not naming two different but related languages as if they are mere version differences.

I'm not one of the anti-6 folks. I like both of them. I just wish it the naming wasn't so confusing for the search engines. Using quotes helps in SEs that understand them, though. "Perl" is still unique enough that "Perl 6" gives decent results. Searching for "Perl 5" becomes problematic though if you're looking for stuff written before the " 5" was necessary for differentiation. It's still not as bad as searching for some of these others, but it could be better.

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Re^4: The state of Perl
by 5haun (Scribe) on Nov 01, 2017 at 15:33 UTC

    Using Google, you can place a minus before the quotes or item to exclude it. Hence, to avoid perl6 results, try

    Perl -"perl 6" -perl6

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