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Re^4: Perl 6 release dates - two years later

by stefp (Vicar)
on Oct 22, 2004 at 05:32 UTC ( #401384=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Perl 6 release dates - two years later
in thread Perl 6 release dates - two years later

Why should I wait because Python and Ruby are already there? Perl6 is not just a cleant-up perl5 with a few added features. It is a redesigned Perl
That that it needs an answer, I will point out that you didn't answer the question ...
Here it is: I can live with perl5 a few years while waiting for Perl6 if switching to a new language does not bring me a big benefit. Perl6 will be a quantum leap without the need for me to learn a different language with all its libraries (or lack of thereof).

In my personal endeavors, BDUF leads to fatality.
BDUF means Big Design UpFront. I had to look it up. :(
Perl6 is a second system so the big design benefits from fifteen years of experience.
I think in languages not in implementations. (...) Anyhow, replacing the VM and the language at the same time may actually be too much
You are honest about not being interested in internals. So why this gratuitous comment? Everything I know who has peeked into perl5 internals think it needed a redesign. So did the language. The best is to do one with the other in mind to avoid a mismatch of impedance. Other existing VMs did not match the bill.

Anyway with the spanish inquisition, who stands a chance? :)
Either way you loose. you are thrown to water. If you drown you are innocent. If you don't you are a witch and treated accordingly. :)

-- stefp

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