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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by Alias (5735) on 2005.12.31 6:51 (#45426) Homepage Journal
    I concur I'm afraid.

    Weird I can deal with, quirky I can deal with. Having met and had the amazing fortune to go for dinner with Larry (and Damian and Uri) he really is a very humble and nice guy, if somewhat shy.

    But the religious it tweaks some very deep red flags, and it's the bit of him (in his writings at least) that makes me very nervous. In person of course, he's just very geeky.

    I was very much worried for the future of Perl too.

    But fortunately now that the lamdacamels are taking stronger and stronger hold over the the structure of Perl 6 (no global variables, inside-out-haskelly-no-sideeffect-optimisation-everywhere stuff, fundamentally sane parser -> lexer -> backend structure and so on.

    They are "pushing back" against the more crazy of Larry's ideas and to some degree stopping the ones that break things badly.

    I'm a lot more confident now that I was last year.

    Thank god...
    • ... and god damn we have to stop publishing those state of the onions in text form. They really are unintelligable muck without the on-stage delivery.
    • I'm a dirty atheist and seem to do alright ignoring the religiosity. This, on the other hand, worries me a bit:

      But fortunately now that the lamdacamels are taking stronger and stronger hold over the the structure of Perl 6 (no global variables, inside-out-haskelly-no-sideeffect-optimisation-everywhere stuff, fundamentally sane parser -> lexer -> backend structure and so on.

      It is precisely the absense of both software engineering preachiness and worship of internal structure that to me define Perl