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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Ovid, you've raised a meaningful permathread about language design.

    The short answer: academic languages are eclipsed by workaday languages because the academics are focusing on solving tomorrow's problems. It's tomorrow, and we are adopting a lot of what they discovered decades ago (memory mangement, VMs, JIT, closures, objects, etc.).

    A longer answer is in my journal [perl.org].