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  • First off, I don't let it actually bother me. I don't take it as an emotional issue. It's only a programming language. To trolls who don't bother with anything more than "I hear Perl is dead", all they really deserve is an "I assure you it's not." As far as "Java libraries have gotten so much better and Perl 6 hasn't come out," there's not much to argue there. Yes, Java progresses, and Perl 6 hasn't come out. It's great that you jumped into Parrot at the hackathon because Perl 6 needs all the help we


    • by Abigail (26) on 2006.11.20 4:08 (#51761) Journal

      I'm all for it to treat perl5 as a different language than perl6, but all we've seen from perl5 the last 4 years are maintainance releases. We only have had one major release of perl5 since the perl6 project started, and that was in July 2002 with the release of 5.8.

      I also encounter people that wonder what's happening with Perl - but those are people that use a large toolbelt, of which Perl is one of the tools. They're aware of perl6, but they don't really care about that. They do wonder about the slow pace perl5 is moving forwards. For the majority of the perl users, their only interaction with perl development is the release of new versions. That's what gets noticed.