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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • First point:

    You don't like Perl 6.

    You did not involve yourself in that project.

    You don't like what others have done.

    You have some weird ideas on how community projects work: you think that there's a cabal that controls the project. Well, you may call it a cabal, but anyone can join. You just have to write some idea in the mailing lists, or talk on the IRC channels, or submit a patch to the code or the documentation.

    If you have an interest in the outcome of the project, you don't ignore it for 12 years and t
    • Shane may be entitled to rejecting my comments, but he is definitely not entitled to editing them. It may be his blog, but it's my content - and my ideas. Misrepresenting my ideas on purpose is a violent act.

      I can tell you are confused. You are asking all the wrong questions. The real question is: why did we let this bunch of crazy people drive perl directly to the garbage? You don't care that it's become a joke? Interesting.

      You, as member of the perl community, are also responsible for it. Take some resp

      • Misrepresenting my ideas on purpose is a violent act

        Bullshit. You are insulting every victim of true violence, ever.

        Why not go all the way and call it rape? chromatic raped you just as much as he was violent to you.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • Why do I think your comment is so funny? It's self-defeating. You accuse my original post of insulting true victims of violence, hence rendering it invalid. But in the same post you introduce rape, making the exact same mistake yourself! If you follow your logic, your post insults true victims of rape. This puts your comment in a funny situation:

          If it is valid, then what it says about my post is also valid about yours, hence rendering your comment invalid.

          If it isn't valid, then it can be safely ignored.

          • Think about it, kid. Our Perl community leaders have failed us

            That's funny; I don't remember voting for them.

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
            • That's funny; I don't remember voting for them.

              That's what happens with so-called "benevolent" dictatorships.

              • Never mind. You have missed every point of subtlety I've ever tried to make, so let me say it straight out: I can follow any leaders I please and ignore any leaders I want to. Your "our Perl community leaders have failed us" comment makes absolutely no sense to me. You and I share exactly zero leaders.

                What you have is some people you want to follow, and they don't want to lead you, and apparently this isn't getting through your head. They are going to Georgia, and you want to go to Massachusetts, and you want them to be your leaders, and you are mad at them for going to Georgia. Meanwhile, I'm taking a trip to Paris, France, and texting my friends in Georgia from time to time.

                I'm grown up. I don't play follow the leader. Maybe you should try it.

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                J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers