Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.
Posted Feb 11, 2013 12:28 UTC (Mon) by dskoll
In reply to: Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.
Parent article: Chromatic: Goodnight, Parrot
What practical difference does lack of subroutine signatures make? Or the fact that Perl can't break reference cycles? Who really cares?
Perl 5 followed Larry Wall's philosophy of making something that works, even if it isn't "beautiful" from an abstract computer science point of view.
Perl 6 is going completely in the opposite direction: All sorts of amazingly cool features that thrill language designers but result in an unusable and horribly complex impractical lumbering beast.
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