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  • Fear and Risk (Score:4, Interesting)

    When it comes down to it, people are afraid of change, plain and simple, for with change comes risk.

    I am not afraid of Perl 6, though I basically agree with your points. But I very much agree that I do not want to change, because with change comes risk. Why should I risk anything? Perl 5 is good. Perl 5 suits me well. I have no reason to change to Perl 6, with all its incredible uncertainty.

    In addition, it is not just risk, but time. Since I don't have any need for Perl 6, to switch to Perl 6 is a
    • Re:Fear and Risk (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Elian (119) on 2002.07.29 12:17 (#11157) Homepage Journal
      I have no reason to change to Perl 6, with all its incredible uncertainty.
      This is a perfectly valid reason to not change over to perl 6. In fact, it's a damned good reason that's far too often overlooked in general. Change for the sake of change is often unwise, in perl and anything else. Yes, you need change to make progress, but swapping something brand new into production 'just because' is foolish.
      I am told by the Perl 6 team that if I don't use Perl 6, and stick with Perl 5, that I am behind the times, that I am sticking with old stuff that isn't very good, that the future is Perl 6 and Perl 5 is a dead end.
      Who told you that?