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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I do not think that attempting to deny the past by changing the name of the successor to Perl 5 is anything other than a ludicrous and insensitive suggestion.

    This suggestion seems to me have been confounded with the Andy Lester plea for a response to the question of what has happened to Perl 6.

    I don't see that renaming the Perl 6 project in any way helps with that problem.

    I don't see any problems with telling the truth or so I understand it that Perl 6 has been delayed by false starts and conflicts between developers. That the creation of virtual machine capable of supporting dynamic languages, before .dot Net release 3, proved far more difficult than anyone expected.

    On the other hand, pretending that there is nothing to show for 7 years of work is wrong. At the very least there is a working prototype in Pugs in mod_perl that shows many of the features of a language designed to wear out many developers.

    Perl 6 is inextricably linked to the efforts of Audrey Tang, Dan Sugalski, Larry Wall, and many, many others. I will not forget their sacrifice and suggest that anything that attempts to do so is shameful.