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Saturday January 20, 2007
12:41 AM

Lost: One Space Character

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I miss the space between the word "Perl" and the numbers 5 or 6 in the same way that I wonder about the people who cannot seem to spell "Red Hat" correctly but use the name anyway. I can understand the people who cannot help but to capitalize my moniker, but ....

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  • Okay, so the subject is a little bit of a joke, but I can see where people (including myself) can find themselves writing things like Perl vs. Perl6. For some reason, I think of Perl 6 as something that maintains the spirit of Perl, but takes it to a new level beyond just a version change. This very well might not be true, but it is my perceived view of Perl 6. Unfortunately, the best example that comes to mind is VB vs. VB.Net. Sure, we noticed difference between VB 5 and VB 6, but VB.Net, now, that wa
    • Likewise, I can envision Perl 5.10 coming out and Perl 6 coming out and people looking at them as two different languages.

      That is because they really are...

    • It sounds like you are leaning toward just recognizing Perl 6 as the next major version of Perl.

      All I meant is that writing anything other than "Perl 5" or "Perl 6" looks awful; especially without the crucial space character.

      • Oops, I was reading more into it :)
      • It sounds like you are leaning toward just recognizing Perl 6 as the next major version of Perl.
        All I meant is that writing anything other than "Perl 5" or "Perl 6" looks awful; especially without the crucial space character.
        I think "Perl 6" looks awful for other reasons. ;-)

        SERIOUSLY I AM TOTALLY KIDDING! SERIOUS!!!! DON'T HIT ME!

  • If only "Perl 5" and "Perl 6" passed Params::Util::_IDENTIFIER :)