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Bill Ricker

  • Commented on A Request to Larry Wall to Create a Language Name Alias for Perl 6
    I support a Marketing alias for all the reasons itemized above. I thought 6lang was already accepted as the Community alias? But 6lang isn't really a Marketing alias....
  • Posted Mark Fowler, "Perl Advent Calendar Redux" to Bill Ricker

    For the October 9 gathering of Boston Perl Mongers we'll be hosted by MaxMind in Waltham, instead of our usual MIT location. Our speaker will be Mark Fowler.

    (Boston.PM is happy to accept this offer of hosting from MaxMind, and would welcome hosting of…

  • Commented on given/when and lexical $_ ...
    Here's a work-around. A bit ugly but ... when(1) { say $_ if any {our $_; $_ == 2} (2,3)} The Anonymous function can specify that it's not a closure over the implicit lexical $_ of given but rather is...
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  • 6031796 commented on A Request to Larry Wall to Create a Language Name Alias for Perl 6

    This is a clear, rational, well-argued call for a long overdue better
    name for this new language and I wholeheartedly endorse it.

    The continuing use of the Perl6 name is proving to be both damaging to
    the wider perception of the two languages (Perl and Perl6) and also
    creating disharmony between the communities invested in them.

    Larry, please see the light and acquiesce. Choose a name that doesn't
    involve "Perl" and improve the future for all.

  • tangent commented on A Request to Larry Wall to Create a Language Name Alias for Perl 6

    I fully support what you say here Zoffix. And Larry, you have given us so much - thank you - but please, one more thing...

  • sowhat commented on A Request to Larry Wall to Create a Language Name Alias for Perl 6

    How about "PerlanG"?

    This name keeps our beloved word "Perl" but pronounce entirely different like per-lang.

    The last two letters "nG" imply "nextGen" while the first and the last letter "PG" looks like the file extention "p6".

    Just another funny idea, LOL

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