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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.

        --
        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.

          • ...making the exact same mistake yourself!

            Umm, except Aristotle made the exact same mistake (actually, an even "bigger" mistake) on purpose. If you missed that, there's really no point in further discussion.

            • That makes no difference, on purpose or not. The point is "denigrating serious matters", not "it was on purpose or not."

              Wake up, don't allow lwall and friends to lie to you - these guys have been playing us since ~2000... it takes a really big effort to ignore the lack of proper multithreading in perl, its speed or its fugly semantics. And it is an issue. You can continue to ignore it at the peril of your own career.

              • That makes no difference, on purpose or not. The point is "denigrating serious matters"...

                That is the difference, that you were "denegrating", and jdavidb was using hyperbole to give an exaggerated example of the same thing.

                ...ignore the lack of proper multithreading ...

                Did I mention multithreading? Or whether or not I've been ignoring it? .oO(Where's the *plonk* button?)

                • That is the difference, that you were "denegrating", and jdavidb was using hyperbole to give an exaggerated example of the same thing.

                  Why? You can either use it or not at all - the context makes no difference. Otherwise, who decides when it can be used? You?

                  Did I mention multithreading? Or whether or not I've been ignoring it? .oO(Where's the *plonk* button?)

                  No, I'm just making a comment on one of the many issues related to how Perl is stagnated. Interesting that you chose to ignore it instead of gi