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Re^4: What is the scope of Perl Monks?

by Herkum (Parson)
on May 03, 2010 at 15:10 UTC ( #838126=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

While your quote from Duell has insight you have are ignoring two things.

  1. The subject matter we are talking about is Perl 5 which limits our scope.
  2. Questions that are generally ask and answered are short and focus on fairly basic concepts or approaches. You don't see questions that are more than 1 page in length.

Within these limitations there are really only so many questions that can/will be asked. Questions of greater length or time are more likely to be discussed on a mailing list focusing on the specific details on the subject. In fact we tend to encourage it. So I still stand by my previous point, there are going to be few new and interesting questions.

why separate Perl 5 from Perl 6

The one thing I would point out is that we should categorize these separately. They may have the similar names they are really different languages and should be not be intermingled. It will only create confusion.

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Re^5: What is the scope of Perl Monks?
by jethro (Monsignor) on May 05, 2010 at 09:40 UTC
    Good idea. I vote for "Seekers of Perl6 Wisdom" aka SoP6W as a separate category when rakudo reaches the mythical version 1.0
      I vote not to do that on some mythical version number (and since Rakudo will likely continue to number its releases by release month, it won't ever reach 1.0), but rather by the number of posts.

      If there are a few weeks were we see more Perl 6 questions than Meditations (for example), it may well be worth to start a new category. Tying that to a particular release of a particular compiler seems impractical to me.

      Perl 6 - links to (nearly) everything that is Perl 6.
        Don't underestimate the power of 1.0. Especially the press and the semi-informed public needs some point of reference onto which they can pin the "release" of the "first finished version". Not to put up a version 1.0 (or some appropriatly named milestone) might be more truthful but it would be missing out on a big marketing opportunity.

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