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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • > Mozilla Foundation wants to know how they can help Perl 6

    I hear they have a lot of cash :)

    (Was it something like 40 million a year from all those google searches?)
    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      The question is "Would something less than $40 million, properly applied, help Perl 6 and related projects, and if so, what and how?"

      There's no single, simple, straighforward, and obviously correct answer yet. There are some ideas.

      • Here's an idea: Hire a developer whose only goal is to aid in finishing Parrot to the point that a self-hosting Perl 6 could be a reality. Hire another developer whose only goal is to get a self-hosting Perl 6 built on top of Pugs. Sit them down next to eachother. That last step is the most important. They need to be working on eachother's problems so that they don't just improve both projects, but imporove how they work together. I'm not saying v6 isn't nice (well, right now I'm having trouble with it, but it's nice enough in the general case), but the real performance is going to come out of Parrot, and performance is one of those things early adopters will look at closely.
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        Yet Another Just another perl hacker, // essays.ajs.com