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Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 11, 2013 17:45 UTC (Mon) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
In reply to: Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6. by rqosa
Parent article: Chromatic: Goodnight, Parrot

Zero hostility toward developers at all. All new languages are useless when they first start out (for varying definitions of "first start out").

As for why, I tried switching some of my easier Perl5 scripts to Perl6 a few years ago, and they got a little shorter and a lot harder to read. I loved Perl5 -- it's hard not to like a project that puts you in the authors file for a few patches -- but Perl6 appears to be going in exactly the opposite direction than I would choose. That plus the perpetual vapor makes it awfully hard for me to find a use for it.

I'll close with the hopeful sentence at the end of my comment from 4 years ago: https://lwn.net/Articles/330101/ Though, I've tried Perl6 since then, and I'm less excited about it now.


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Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 11, 2013 19:38 UTC (Mon) by raiph (guest, #89283) [Link]

> I'll close with the hopeful sentence at the end of my comment from 4 years ago: https://lwn.net/Articles/330101/ Though, I've tried Perl6 since then, and I'm less excited about it now.

When did you last try it and is there some reason other than it taking so long that is why you are less excited?

It's important to accept the real pace of development rather than what might be hoped. As I said, also 4 years ago, "as hard to stomach as it may be, the story remains, even though they've taken a decade to get this far, they may well take ... five [years] to get to Perl 6.0.0 and a generally robust status". I continue to follow Perl 6 and I think that estimate was a good one.


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