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  • Salvador Fandiño commented on Perl, Perl 5, Perl 6, and names

    Alberto, sorry, mi post was not really a direct reply to your post but mostly a dump of my thoughts after reading it.

    Probably centered around this thing about dropping the 5 and calling the next perl "Perl 16". That assumes that Perl 5 development is doing fine. It is not.

    BTW, the blog entry linked by Shlomi Fish contains a comment by Michael G. Schwern that is a must read.

  • Alberto Simões commented on Perl, Perl 5, Perl 6, and names

    Well, I can agree that Perl 5 development is not doing great. But Perl 6 is worse. I could explain why, but I do not want to open a flame war :)

  • George Greer commented on Perl, Perl 5, Perl 6, and names


    At some early point in my learning process I started hearing about Perl 6, a subject that seems to cause confusion even within the Perl community. Unsurprisingly, this confusion is magnified for newbies. I now know that Perl 6 is to be treated as an entirely separate language, but outsiders do not know this. To them the decade long (and still going) process to create a production quality implementation se…
  • Nilson Santos Figueiredo Junior commented on Perl, Perl 5, Perl 6, and names

    I also agree that Perl 6 should be called something else. For us, inside the Perl community, it's easy to distinguish them.

    For everyone else, it's a mess. Also, nowadays, people only seem to notice major version increases. Firefox has switched to frequent major version increases (the new Firefox 5), Chrome is at... what? Chrome 13 or something? Emacs, Java... the list goes on.

    My personal favorite would be renaming Perl 6 to Perl++. And freeing up the Perl 6 name for an actual incremental major Perl release (such as something which would make perl5i the core syntax, for inst…

  • initself commented on Perl, Perl 5, Perl 6, and names

    If I wrote a song and thought it was great and then proceeded to play it for everyone I knew and not one person enjoyed the song, would I still think it was a great song?

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