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  • It's not dead. It's merely resting.
    • *cough* I believe biologists have a special word to describe 'stable'. :) Leon was far too kind and perhaps it's time Jarkko went public with some of the similar concerns he has had of late.
      • Yes? I have problems not taking this a little bit personally you know. Probably because I'm not really proud of it myself. Anyhow you're right, as far as I'm concerned I have been buried in my new job, my new city, and a shitload of more or less related personal difficulties. This being combined with the fact that almost no-one cares about Perl 5 development anymore, at least not enough to organize things and make them happen. I will probably agree with anything that anybody could say, in public or not, abo
        • You shouldn't take it personally and if you did, I apologise. This situation has been coming since before P6 was announced. So many people talk about it but just not openly which only exacerbates the condition. If people were to talk about it more openly and start talking about the current state of affairs then it might alleviate the tension which I believe is responsible for a number of people finding other things to do with their time. People don't find tuits for things that they don't want to make time

  • Every day I learn more perl and it can do more, every week I meet more perl programmers and find more perl resources.

    I have yet to have a 'shit, if perl6 was here I could get this done so much quicker/easier/better' moment. If we really needed perl 6 sooner, more people would be jumping in to ensure the bits they needed were included and done.

    The only things I want from perl can be implemented in the CPAN space - things like PPI and PAR are what I hope to see in the 'next generation' of perl along with


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • The ASF pays attention to Java because people are willing to volunteer their time to do that work.

      If you want to work on the corresponding C/C++/perl versions of an ASF project there's nothing stopping you from volunteering, and that's what it takes to get things done in Apache land. It's not like the ASF goes out and pays people to work on Java projects, the only money involved, as far as I can tell, is for maintaining infrastructure (the machines involved in hosting web sites, CVS/Subversion repositorie
      • I stand corrected - I thought they had at least some funding to sponser development even if it was to a much lesser degree that TPF/YAS.

        In that case, yes, we will have to fill the gap ourselves.


        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;
  • acme++ # extremely entertaining!


  • ... has now been announced [].
  • Allison asked me if I knew any funny carrot jokes.

    After helping her do research for both keynotes, I've concluded that there really aren't very many funny carrot jokes.