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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The source code for the site is available. Commit access is easy to get. If you have a better design, nothing stands in the way of your improvements.

    • About ten years of lost progress stand in the way of improvements. Need I list the number of programming languages that came and went in that time?

      Thankfully I am not paying for any of the group developing perl 6, I would be pretty annoyed if that were the case.

      I can fix the webpage, sure. I cannot, however, fix the last 10 years of perl 6 debacle.

      • I cannot, however, fix the last 10 years of perl 6 debacle.

        So do you have anything useful to say, or are you just saying "GODDAMN THAT SUCKS WAH WAH WAH YOU ALL ARE DOODOOHEADS FOR WORKING ON IT," because really that's about all I'm seeing.

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        • Let me spell it out for you: drop this insane perl 6 thing immediately. Give us good, stable threading in perl 5 instead of self-hosting grammars in perl 6. Et cetera. We are your user base. Or used to be... - ank
          • drop this insane perl 6 thing immediately. Give us good, stable threading in perl 5 instead of self-hosting grammars in perl 6.

            See, now that's something we can address, if a bit obnoxious.

            Here's what you're missing: Perl 6 and "good stable threading in perl 5" are not mutually exclusive. It's not as if the people working on Perl 6 would necessarily working on your pet projects. Fact is, Perl 6 is not at all a distraction from Perl 5. If anything, it's feeding Perl 5.

            If you want improved threading i

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            • Let me insist: trying to build Perl 6 is less useful to real, practical perl than actually working on Perl 5. If you think proper OO syntax, multithreading, better speed, etc are "pet projects" of mine, then we really have nothing more to discuss, since I believe those are major issues in perl 5 that should have priority over perl 6 work. You can't expect me to believe that the perl 6 team can't work on that.

              Also, I think the point which is lost is that the users aren't clamoring for a "lexically overridea

              • Let me insist: trying to build Perl 6 is less useful to real, practical perl than actually working on Perl 5.

                Let me write that more correctly for you:

                trying to build Perl 6 is less useful to me than actually working on Perl 5.

                Everyone's got different itches to scratch. It's all a matter of who's doing the scratching.

                You can't expect me to believe that the perl 6 team can't work on that.

                I don't think that you understand how open source projects work.

                People are not assigned to work on certain pro

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                • Rewrite all you want, that doesn't make it true.

                  • You're stating your opinion. Opinions are neither true nor false. You find X to be more important than Y. Others disagree. That's how it goes.

                    The tragedy here is that you're trying to convince people to work on your concerns by bashing the work of others. I can guarantee you it won't work.

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                    • If there's anything I really want or need, I can work on it, or start my own project. All I'm trying to do is send a message, after many years of contemplation. Again, I am not alone, and the issues I mentioned are real and don't affect just myself.

                      I know it's hard to accept, but since the RFCs, perl 6 has pretty much been a lost cause. Also, I don't value someone's work just because someone sweats or holds weekly meetings. There's only three things I care for: delivery, delivery, delivery.

                      You have lost t

                    • If anything, I'm a bit too blunt, but that's the way I am.

                      How's that workin' out for you, as far as bringing people around to your way of thinking?

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                    • Oh, I see what you did there - ignored the whole point. Well done!