Slash Boxes
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • I think the questions are based on the false presumption that the various languages should compete. Instead, I think it's much more important that the languages begin to interoperate. If that comes to be, then your modern geek can program in whatever language s/he chooses and still gain the benefits of CPAN and other useful, time-saving libraries. In that regard, Parrot may someday be much more important than Perl6 or even Perl5.
    • I disagree.

      There is always going to be a certain level of competition.

      That doesn't suggest we should go crazy doing so, but if you aren't compatible with the brains of the younger programmers, then ultimately all compatibility could mean is "compatibility with legacy libraries".

      At Sydney Linux Users Group, "Perl" has become a dirtier and dirtier word.

      I'm all for language compatibility, but it's also important that we are in some sense linguistically and culturally compatible with the programmers we are trying to attract.

      Things like working properly on Win32 and being easy to install and start using, and fancy tools and so on are all important to this. Begin "fun" is also important too in my opinion.