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  Comment: What about forward compatability? (Score 1) on 2009.08.06 16:38

by Deven on 2009.08.06 16:38 (#69902)
Attached to: Building a "useful Perl 6"
Give some thought to forward compatability. People will be much more likely to use "Rakudo Star" for real-world applications if they can be guaranteed that the version of the language they're writing to will remain supported after the language evolves in future releases. If upgrading Rakudo will break real-world applications because the language semantics evolved, that will discourage anyone from writing those applications in the first place, especially serious ones that can't necessarily be rewritten every time the language evolves...
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