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Somehow this brings to mind the following quote ..

    Everything that can be invented has been invented. -- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Patent Office, 1899

.. Commissioner Duell urging the closure of the Patent Office. So, your comment

    After a certain point there has to be a tail-off of new and interesting questions.

has the same ring to it. I think there are still new and interesting questions being asked. After all, Perl 5.12 has just been released with a boatload of changes, and there are CPAN updates arriving every day.

In my opinion, there's still plenty to talk about, and the imminent arrival of Perl 6 (I've been hearing a Christmas delivery date .. for a couple of years) will just add a new topic of discussion.

I agree that when Perl 6 arrives, there are going to be plenty of people dealing with legacy (heh) Perl 5 while some folks will be able to zoom right into Perl 6. And we're all one big community -- why separate Perl 5 from Perl 6?

I'm reminded of a Star Trek episode with guest star Frank Gorshin, the one where he's black and white, chasing after a guy who's white and black. But I digress.

Traffic's only going to increase with the release of Perl 6. And that's going to be a good thing. :)

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

In reply to Re^3: What is the scope of Perl Monks? by talexb
in thread What is the scope of Perl Monks? by webfiend

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