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Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 13, 2013 17:36 UTC (Wed) by raiph (guest, #89283)
In reply to: Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6. by dskoll
Parent article: Chromatic: Goodnight, Parrot

The section you've linked notes that "some people" feel Perl 6 isn't Perl. I've heard some of these folk. None have been Perl 6 devs.


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Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 13, 2013 18:14 UTC (Wed) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630) [Link]

I won't post a long quote from here, but in essence it says:

The "commonly used Perl language" is also known as Perl 5.

"Perl 6 is different from Perl 5"

Which as a programmer, I read as Perl == Perl5 && Perl6 != Perl5 which implies Perl6 != Perl.

But maybe I'm being a bit pedantic. :)

Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 13, 2013 19:10 UTC (Wed) by raiph (guest, #89283) [Link]

I have read the entire "What about Perl 6?" page and agree with all of it.

> The "commonly used Perl language" is also known as Perl 5.
> "Perl 6 is different from Perl 5"
> Which as a programmer, I read as Perl == Perl5 && Perl6 != Perl5 which implies Perl6 != Perl.

You missed out "commonly used". If you will it's CU Perl == Perl5 && Perl6 != Perl5 which implies Perl6 != CU Perl, which is true enough.

Perl6 is Perl, but it's not "the commonly used Perl".

> But maybe I'm being a bit pedantic. :)

Perhaps not pedantic enough. :)

Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 13, 2013 19:30 UTC (Wed) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630) [Link]

:)

It depends on whether you interpret "the commonly-used Perl language" as "The Perl language, which is commonly used, ..." or "The commonly-used Perl language (as opposed to some not-commonly-used language also known as Perl)"

I think we can agree we are splitting hairs here, just as Perl 6 is splitting heirs wrt the Perl branding.

Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.

Posted Feb 13, 2013 23:50 UTC (Wed) by raiph (guest, #89283) [Link]

"splitting heirs" :)


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