None of that however warrants the kind of reaction it has been getting.
I don't know who's been claiming that Perl6 is the next coming of the
Messiah but all I'm saying is the arguments against it are more typically
FUD than anything substantive, and I haven't yet seen a response to that
which shows otherwise.
That categorization of people's reactions as FUD is a bit unfair, and sounds awfully
defensive. The "reaction" that I have seen have been mostly observations that it has been 8
years since the announcement and there are still no real deliverables. People are pointing
out pugs, and I suppose that's fair. But still, it does not appear that Perl 6 is anywhere
near release status. That's not FUD. It's pointing out reality. The fact that it might be
construed to reflect badly upon Perl as a language does not make it FUD. If there is real and
justifiable "Uncertainty" and "Doubt" regarding a project, based upon fact, making some people
"Fearful" of committing their own long-term projects to it... is that really FUD? I call it