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  Comment: Re:Perl6 "finished" (Score 1) on 2009.08.08 11:06

by gdonald on 2009.08.08 11:06 (#69916)
Attached to: Building a "useful Perl 6"
Then why isn't the article called "a useful rakudo"? Why not try and close the "disconnect" rather than perpetuate it?

Seriously, the Perl6 spec isn't even nailed down yet? What is the hold-up on that? Design by committee?

Seems like Perl6 might be going the way of GNU/Hurd, eternally under development, and never to land.
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  Comment: Re:Perl6 "finished" (Score 1) on 2009.08.07 17:37

by gdonald on 2009.08.07 17:37 (#69911)
Attached to: Building a "useful Perl 6"
I would imagine the people who ask about Perl6's ETA don't care much about the Perl6 spec completion date. It's probably safe to assume they mean when can they do something like `apt-get install perl6`.
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  Comment: Perl6 "finished" (Score 1) on 2009.08.07 15:56

by gdonald on 2009.08.07 15:56 (#69909)
Attached to: Building a "useful Perl 6"
Here, I'll explain since you don't seem to get it.

When people ask "When will Perl6 be finished?", they want to know when there will be a Perl 6.0 release. Of course everyone realizes development will still continue, who ever said it wouldn't? The question doesn't imply that at all, at least not to me.

If you don't want to answer the question then don't. But don't act like it's some huge imposition to be asked.

As a software developer I'm asked about my ETAs every single day. It's really not that huge of a deal to make an estimate, even if it's not correct.
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