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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by vek (2312) on 2002.07.04 1:42 (#10219) Journal
    for having the balls to actually say it.

    ...software is relatively important to programmers, but for the vast majority of the world, it's pretty meaningless.

    Precisely why I could not justify donating money to this "cause" myself. I had a family member die of Cancer a few years back so I regularly donate money to various Cancer related organizations. If you can justify giving money to fund an uneeded new version of a programming language ahead of "real world" concerns then more power to ya - I know I can't.

    Let's be honest, the sky really isn't going to fall if Perl6 never sees the light of day. People just need to remember that.
    • It is unfortunate that the Perl Foundation became the "perl 6 fund' since perl6 is still not widely accepted. Again, this is not the point of the organisation since, if it manages to survive at this point, it may go on to fund and support many other worthy projects within the community.

      My father died 3 years ago from a hideous bout of cancer and my mother is not far behind...however, comparing disease research to donating $5 to the Perl Foundation is an emotional, obvious and pointless ruse. If you don't

      • It is unfortunate that the Perl Foundation became the "perl 6 fund' since perl6 is still not widely accepted. Again, this is not the point of the organisation since, if it manages to survive at this point, it may go on to fund and support many other worthy projects within the community.

        Right, but the call for funding right now is to primarily help pay for Perl6 development - no?

        ...it just isn't a fair argument.

        Fair or not fair it actually happens to be my point of view. If I have a spare $100 laying
        • Right now, yes. But it has only just begun and, who knows, maybe next year or sometime in the future they'll fund a wide variety of projects in the community. I cannot argue that starving children and cancer research are important causes. They are. But, considering you use perl and make some part of your living off of it, so is the perl foundation. Perl has, directly and indirectly, helped people doing important work for important causes both for profit and not for profit and it is pretty 'real world' too.