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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Luke,

    I just wanted to thank you publicly for the work, support, and fellowship you have given the Perl 6 community over the past few years.

    No doubt you and I have had many arguments on points of design in that time, but always (I hope) with mutual respect and a common desire to make Perl 6 as good as it can possibly be...even when we couldn't agree on what that would look like.

    I'm not sure that you lost those debates as often as you seem to think. You've had a profound influence on Perl 6's type system, and even on junctions, whose fundamental composition behaviour now follows your (much superior) logic. Perl would not have sets had you not championed them. And I couldn't count the number of times that it was you who pointed out the fatal flaw in an otherwise enticing proposal.

    Your enthusiasm and passion for good design will be deeply missed, as will your vital contribution as the most publicly responsive member of the design team.

    It sounds like you will have many other interests to occupy your exceptional talents and abilities and I sincerely wish you all the best with them.

    Damian

    PS: Even though you're now out on parole, I do hope you realize that being on the Perl 6 design team is a lifetime sentence! Or, to put it another way: you'll always be welcome back at the madhouse. ;-)