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    Now, to say that calling Perl++ Perl6 has been the most destructive thing in the development of Perl5 is preposterous. There has been no significant improvement to Perl5 for many years. Changes introduced after Larry went to work on Perl++...
  • Commented on Perl6 should be renamed Perl++
    I absolutely love this idea. It makes it immediately clear that: There are two perl languages (just like C and C++) The ++ language is more modern and has a much richer syntax It does NOT imply that Perl++ is...
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  • Duncan White commented on Perl6 should be renamed Perl++

    I think Perl++ is a great idea, it emphasizes that it's not just a newer version of Perl, any more than C++ is "just a newer version of C". It's an entirely different language in the same broad family as Perl. However, I agree with John that this won't happen without Larry Wall getting on board, and sadly he doesn't seem to agree with this viewpoint.

    On Bronstein's comment about whether Perl 6 has been the "most destructive" thing in Perl's history or not, I have to say I side with the OP. First, after the long hiatus, it's great to have regular Perl 5 releases again, showing that…

  • The Holy Ghost commented on Perl6 should be renamed Perl++

    In coordinating C/C++, the Perl5::Inline module makes perl 5 compatible with perl 6 although CPAN is a bit lost.

  • Zephyr commented on Perl6 should be renamed Perl++

    I like Onyx.

    "So you know I suggested “Rakudo”, which is kind of a pun in Japanese. It means “paradise”, but it’s also kind of a contraction of “the way of the camel”. And that is in fact the name of the main implementation of Perl 6 but I kind of wish it was the name of the language, or if we’d gone with something else, I was thinking you know “Onyx” or “Zeta”, it’s gotta be something four-letter ideally, like “Perl” was." --DC

  • aseric commented on Perl6 should be renamed Perl++

    There is no doubt the "Wall" in front of Perl 5 should be removed so it can proceed.

    My two points:

    1) For Perl
    Remember Java 1.5 was marketed as Java 5 and it was easier to proceed from there on.
    Similary Perl 6 can be skipped for Perl.

    Perl has been in Perl 5 for very long time. The next major version should be released as Perl 7 which will give a fresh beginning and surely every perl programmer will leap in joy. (Perl 6 can be skipped similar to Java which skipped 3 and 4)

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