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Olof Stockhaus

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  • Commented on Pumpkin Perl - Redux
    I have the same problem with the name Pumpkin Perl as 27escape, i.e. there are already a number of Perl5 distributions with batteries included with that naming scheme so it will be taken as that instead of as a new...
  • Commented on Perl 7 - Final Thoughts
    Ooops, I didn't intend to open that can of worms again. At least it haven't made it's way into the perl porters mailing list thread (yet!). I guess that the only way the language would possibly be renamed is if...
  • Commented on Perl 7 - Final Thoughts
    I think it would have been better to rename "Perl 5" to Perl++, Perl# or similar instead of just Perl5 if we want it to be noticed outside the perl community, but as long as it makes it mentally easier...
  • Commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?
    The only way I can see Perl 5 getting a new major version is by changing it’s name. The reason for that is the existence of Perl 6 and Larry’s decision to stick to that name for the language. That...
  • Commented on Perl 7
    To clarify: The mop and the signatures would not have to be there in the first release of the new major version, but the backwards compatibility breaking changes needs to be done by then....
  • Commented on On the version number succeeding Perl 5
    I couldn’t login to chromatic’s blog to comment on his post about it so I’ll reply here in hope that he may read it. The version number matters because it’s a mental barrier for breaking backwards compatibility and cleaning up...
  • Commented on On the version number succeeding Perl 5
    I don’t think my arguments were that compelling and I definitely wasn’t clear enough about what I meant when I listed what I thought should go into Perl7 core. What I meant was that the mop and the signatures should...
  • Commented on Perl 7
    I personally think a Perl 7 in the roadmap would be a good idea, but not if it would be 5.20 in disguise. In my opinion a few major things needs to be added/changed to motivate a new Perl major...
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  • gerhardt commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    I love perl,joel. Please don’t forget the people who love perl.

  • zahir.lalani commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    A little background - I have worked for several companies and used around 12 languages in that time - many mainstream, and some pretty obscure ones. We are currently a Java shop - BUT - i have never let go of perl since I first started 5 years ago. I have consistently proven to others that for certain things I can do a better, quicker and more cost-effective solution in perl. People still laugh at perl, but I don’t care as I will use what works best. All of our migration tools are perl, we have a super fast file transfer protocol in perl, we have a pretty heavily used web site in…

  • littlemonkperl commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    HI JOEL AND EVERYONE HERE. JOEL WHAT A COINCIDENCE I’M FINDING THIS ARTICLE EXACTLY A YEAR AFTER. I HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK ALL YA EXPERTS, I’M JUST A NEWBIE AND JUST BEGUN MY CAREER AS A DEVELOPER(1.5 YRS) USING PERL. I HAVE STARTED LOVING PERL. BUT THE IMPACT AND MAGNITUDE OF PRODUCTS OTHER LANGUAGES LIKE JAVA ANDROID ARE GETTING INTO THE MARKET IS MAKING ME RETHINK BUILDING A CAREER AS A CORE PERL DEVELOPER. …

  • Joel Berger commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    Hi, I don’t think anyone else will see this comment on an article posted so long ago. You might want to ask your question as a post of your own. Oh and don’t use all caps, that is considered impolite (yelling) in most online communities including this one.

  • littlemonkperl commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    Oh I am sorry Joel about the all caps, this was my first ever comment on any blog, thus was unaware. I will remember that henceforth. What is your opinion or view now after a year of posting the above question ?

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