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  • Well color me contradictory and call me flame-bait, but I'm really annoyed by the original blog posting, as well as this follow-up article. Am I the only one? In truth, you've answered a lot of questions for me. But it leaves open some more.

    What first got me going was when people don't ask the *right* question, your seeming to come off like someone who responds to the question, "Can I have a cookie?" with "Don't you mean *MAY* I have a cookie?" I'm sorry you don't like the word "finished" but as you say you

    • Perl 6 is alive. A trek? No. Rakudo is a building site for a fantastic new structure. And building sites look messy, outsiders see activity but cant distinguish it from progress because they are outsiders, the architect's plans are being adapted to reality whilst retaining the overall concept, and the exterior will only be visible and shinny immediately before its ready to be used (and even then the plumbing usually goes wrong on the first day).

      It seems to me to be honest and respectful of the building's users if the developer decides to open a wing of the building before completing the whole, which means that the new wing will still have some of the appearance of a building site, even though its operational.

      Different metaphor -> different view point. The progress is truly remarkable. And as for 'community' and 'caring': the community developing rakudo is tolerant, helpful, and very enthusiastic. Its a pleasure to be an observer and a part of it. Some of us already use rakudo for things we need to do, and I derive great satisfaction in being able to write in an elegant manner in an expressive language.