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Re^15: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018

by LanX (Cardinal)
on Apr 25, 2018 at 12:21 UTC ( #1213525=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^14: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018
in thread Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018

Well lack of management, vision and strategy replaced with pseudo religious hubris.

Ironically does the Mythical Man Month already predict how a "second system" becomes overloaded and impossible to implement.

Well the first good argument for Perl 6 I heard was that maintenance will become much easier. It was a certain chromatic who convinced me...;)

Anyway in absence of a time machine we should concentrate on what is left and get rid of the weird 10% legacy which hinder the evolution of the remaining 90% of Perl 5.

Cheers Rolf
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Re^16: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Apr 26, 2018 at 03:38 UTC

    Ironically does the Mythical Man Month already predict how a "second system" becomes overloaded and impossible to implement

    From the beginning, the Perl 6 folks were well aware of Brooks' famous aphorism, even using it in their slogan (Apocalypse 12):

    The official unofficial slogan of Perl 6 is "Second System Syndrome Done Right!"

    From InfoWorld Larry Wall Interview (2015):

    So early on, our slogan, or at least one of them, was "Second System Syndrome Done Right." And how do you do that? Well, you just have to take long enough. Companies can't do that because they have a bottom line and a burn rate. But we're an open source community, not needing to make a profit, only to do good in the world. So you know the saying, "Good, fast, cheap: pick two." Well, by definition our community has to do it cheap, so the saying reduces to "Good, Fast: pick one." And we quite intentionally picked good rather than fast.

    See also: Three Tales of Second System Syndrome (Perl 6, Python 3, PHP 6 circa 2015)

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