Perl 6? Yeah, right.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 5:42 UTC (Sun) by fergal
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Isn't the question "How productive is a good programmer with the language?" much more interesting and insightful than "How badly can a barely-trained monkey write code?"
It certainly is but I'm not talking about badly trained monkeys. The more syntax and features you put in the language, the more I have to learn before I can read "average" code. By "average" I don't mean quality, I just mean the code I'm likely to run across reading mailing lists, articles or CPAN code.
Larry likens Perl 5 to a natural language and talks about how long it takes to become fluent. With Perl 6 it will take longer. I haven't seen the killer features that would make me want to bother to do all that again.
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