February 2013 Archives
Want per project perl defaults that save boilerplate? You want your perl - you want myperl.
Enough broad strokes.
And now, here's a breakdown of the what, the why and the how, so that we can make a proper start at turning this from an idea into a concrete reality.
All comments are, as always, very much welcome.…
And lo, did I write a blog post proposing we rename perl5 to Pumpkin Perl, and lo, did people make lots of comments here, and on IRC, and by other means.
And lo, have I just spent the last three hours going through them all and trying to produce some sort of coherent response to all the various points that people raised.
I've just put a post up on my shadowcat blog talking about where the 'perl 7' meme came from, why it's a terrible idea, and suggesting what we should do instead.
tl;dr - Pumpkin Perl!
This post exists to provide somewhere for people to comment that isn't Hacker News or reddit; I've cross linked it from the end of the blog post itself so hopefully people who want to discuss the idea will find their way here.
(if you haven't seen, there's already been ="http://shadow.cat/blog/matt-s-trout/pumpkin…