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Re^4: has been restarted

by virtualsue (Vicar)
on Jan 30, 2018 at 13:19 UTC ( #1208124=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: has been restarted
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This sort of poisonous rhetoric doesn't shine a good light on PM. In fact, I think it tangibly damages the Perl community. I was going to ignore your post but I have seen it a couple of times now when looking at other responses, and every time I see it I dislike it even more.

If you don't like Perl 6 nobody is going to make you use it. I don't buy the "it's killing Perl 5" argument in the slightest. I strongly doubt that Perl 5 would be any more popular in 2018 with or without P6. The languages were designed by Larry Wall, who is entitled to progress the development of his creations in any way that he deems fit. Please stop hating on other members of the Perl community. It's a rotten way to behave.

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Re^5: has been restarted
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jan 30, 2018 at 16:06 UTC
    I strongly doubt that Perl 5 would be any more popular in 2018 with or without P6.

    It's an unprovable concept, sure, but P6 was intended as a replacement from the start. That's why it conforms to the version numbering scheme of almost every other programming language ever.

    P6's "sister languages" concept fails to account for the difficulty of explaining that the thing that looks like a version number isn't, as evidenced by the fact that not even Perl folks understand it.

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