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Peter Sergeant

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  • Ron Savage commented on Volunteer! Time series stats of new PAUSE ids

    Hi Barbie

    Yes, that's the one.

    It's like not being a millionaire - Someone else beat me to it....

  • jjn1056 commented on Perl 6 Status

    would you be open to a patch that outlines the relationship between Perl5 and Perl6? This is still clearly a frustrating and FUD prone topic. Something like:

    What in the relationship between Perl5 and Perl6?

    Although Perl6 was originally envisioned as the next great version of Perl, the community now deems Perl5 and Perl6 as separate projects with separate development teams and project goals. Perl5 continues to flourish into its 3rd decade and there is no plan for it to cease development anytime soon. (maybe some relevant link here??)

  • Neil Bowers commented on Perl 6 Status

    jjn1056 wrote:

    Although Perl6 was originally envisioned as the next great version of Perl, the community now deems Perl5 and Perl6 as separate projects

    There doesn't seem to be a clear position on that. For example, look at this talk from Liz, in particular:

    • never bought the sister language argument
    • Perl is evolving, and this is it
    • The new Perl is Perl 6
  • jjn1056 commented on Perl 6 Status

    yeah the whole, 'they are separate languages' is more of a political move to try and resolve the issues between the communities. In my mind the harm done to Perl by insisting Perl6 is going to replace Perl5 significantly outweighs any benefits I can understand. The 'two languages, one family' thing is a compromise the at least promises to keep the peace. Not sure why someone wouldn't want to embrace that.

  • jjn1056 commented on Perl 6 Status

    Peter,

    I hate to even have to bring it up, but I feel I am forced to because as a working Perl5 programmer one of my unpaid job duties is fighting FUD and convincing my peers that Perl is not a weird programming choice. The existence of confusion around Perl6 makes that job harder. This is actually a serious matter for me, since I program Perl5 not just for fun, its how I support my family, so its not game without consequence. Anything we can do to help fight that FUD is worth doing. Perhaps the statement could be worded differently such as to not annoy Perl6 hobbyists. However …

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