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At this point, it really appears that all meaningful Perl development has moved back to Perl5.
Posted Mar 17, 2010 17:05 UTC (Wed) by chromatic (guest, #26207)
Posted Mar 17, 2010 17:22 UTC (Wed) by b7j0c (subscriber, #27559)
everyone who actually cares about perl6 knows that it is alive and well
the teams have gone to great lengths to drumbeat releases on regular intervals and document their progress
both parrot and rakudo and doing great work with regards to making and advertising progress...indeed i don't know of many other open projects that are managed as well
that perl5 continues to go and grow is simply a testament to the diversity of the perl community
Posted Mar 17, 2010 17:58 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
What? All two of them?
Posted Mar 18, 2010 12:26 UTC (Thu) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Posted Mar 17, 2010 19:39 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Also, given the output of the project so far, I think one could be forgiven for thinking that the Perl6 team's top priorities until now has been producing progress reports and selling books.
Funny you should mention 2007, it doesn't seem like much has changed. :) http://lwn.net/Articles/263386/
Anyhow, my best wishes to the entire team for April. I hope they manage to produce software that people actually want to use. We'll see!
Posted Mar 17, 2010 22:02 UTC (Wed) by chromatic (guest, #26207)
I've had working software in Perl 6 for four and a half years.
Posted Mar 17, 2010 22:24 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
They do very frequent releases on a regular schedule and it is already used
by folks albeit in a limited fashion but that is not different from say,
Python 3. So it would be prudent to understand the current status before
Posted Mar 18, 2010 9:53 UTC (Thu) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
Specifically, in Debian I now see parrot already included in Squeeze, Rakudo is still in Experimental, but 0 other packages depend on parrot.
Posted Mar 18, 2010 10:09 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
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