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  • Suppose Perl6 version 1.0 is going to be released by Christmas 2007. And in November 2025, "Open Sources 5.0" is going to write that Larry has led the Perl6 community for "more than 20 years". They wouldn't be wrong. They wouldn't even be wrong if they write that Larry has led the Perl6 community for more than 25 years.

    Communities can exist before a product is released, perl6 being a prime example. There wasn't a Perl community before 1987, but simply checking perlhist doesn't reveal that.

    • It's amazing how the most pedantic of pedants can be willing to be forgiving to their favourite cause. P6 doesn't have a community, it has a lot of p5 optimists. It's sort of like calling a shantytown of hoboes a community for future homeowners. Kids today....It's a pity we can't go back to the time before 'community' became the buzzword as then we might actually have one again.