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Journal of rafael (2125)

Sunday March 02, 2003
08:33 AM

Ending the P5P summaries

[ #10851 ]
Due to a combination of circumstances, my amount of free time is becoming less copious. As a consequence, I decided to stop writing the P5P summaries : because I can't guarantee anymore the amount of free time necessary each week to read and summarize the whole P5P traffic in time.

Of course, anyone is welcome to continue that summarizing work, with or without my help. I still believe that those summaries are useful, and I enjoyed writing them.

On the other hand, I expect to be able to spend more time on code, something I wasn't regularly doing recently. Moreover, when I'll notice anything amusing or important on P5P, I'll report it here, so my journal could become a low-fat, non-exhaustive version of the summaries, randomly mixed with my own musings.

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  • So much mail, so much time and energy, so much exposure, too little thanks. I hope Perl 5 is able to find as good a replacement as Perl 6 found in Piers, for you've done a tremendous job.

  • They'll be missed, I enjoyed them.

    I hereby nominate [chaoticset] for the position
    of Chief List Compactor ;-)
    --
    Were that I say, pancakes?
  • Thank-you. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Damian (784) on 2003.03.02 16:33 (#17644)
    I will greatly miss them too. I had to stop following P5P about a year ago (because Perl 6 now takes up about 200% of my mailing-list tracking capacity ;-) and -- apart for annoying Jarkko and Hugo directly -- your summaries were my only way of keeping in touch with Perl 5 issues. They were brilliantly done and in themselves were a major contribution to Perl development. So thank-you for all your work, Rafael. It was greatly appreciated.
    • Re:Thank-you. (Score:3, Insightful)

      *I* was depending on Rafael's excellent summaries for keeping up with p5p (as I no more subscribe to it directly).
  • It was indeed greatly appreciated; thanks.
  • Thanks a lot (Score:2, Interesting)

    I tried once or twice to subscribe to P5P, but I could not keep up with the volume and the level of knowledge needed to understand the whole thing.

    Thanks for for helping me follow at least the most important stuff going on there.

  • The summaries allow people like me to pull themselves into the community. I really appreciated it!

    --
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers