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  • by spinclad (6747) on 2009.09.12 16:42 (#70570)

    Somehow I don't see using the 'getperl' name for this as contributing to peace and mutual support in the Perl 5/6 community. Perl 6 is nowhere near ready to stand as the default Perl to use; while Rakudo is getting quite interesting in the breadth and depth of what it implements, it still has holes to fill and needs to get several orders of magnitude faster; its 'ecosystem' is just beginning to be interesting but can hardly compete with CPAN as yet.

    A 'getperl' site should for the forseeable future provide for getting both Perl 5 and Perl 6, in a reasonably balanced way. No, I don't know to manage this; perhaps TPF?

    • Perl 5 is already very mature, anyone who needs it already has it (it's shipped with every standard Linux distro), knows how to get it ( is linked from or is capable of finding out how (Google).

      In contrast, Perl 6 is still in its infancy and a lot of people still think it's vaporware. If points to a Perl 6 download that would counteract that.

      That said I don't feel strongly about it either way, I would be happy to relinquish control of the domain(s), or even split