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  • Oh, Jonathan will be very rich now. I guess he can retire when Perl 6 is ready*

    But with this, and if Google SoC will deliver, it looks like we can have Perl 6 before Christmas after all**!

    * Or when it's time for pensioning, whichever comes first.

    ** But still after lunch.
    • Just because I'm going gray, doesn't mean I'm nearing retirement age. ;-) Then, that's probably not the point you were trying to make. Actually, I'm not sure what you are getting at. Financially, I could easily earn somewhat more doing other contracting work. Heck, I could go and work on something that bored me 9-5 and earn even more. Apart from I'd rather work on stuff that interests me, and getting Perl 6 implemented and deployed interests me. If it was getting rich that I was primarily interested in, I'd
      • by kaare (663) on 2008.04.23 15:03 (#62382) Journal
        Just trying to show gratitude to both for sponsoring you and to you for accepting working for a lot less than standard rate, for the love of Perl 6.

        Perhaps a bit of cynicism over the state of Perl 6 is mixed in, now after some 10 years since the process started, but I'm impressed with the latest development. A lot of good news coming out now in a still faster rate.
        • 10? Didn't it start around 2001?
          • Well, I see now that it was introduced in the State of the Onion in 2000.

            I was just sure that I had a conversation at that time that discussed if Perl 6 would be ready in 2002.

            Perhaps I have to move that conversation forward two years.
        • I can understand that it's easier to be a tad more optimistic now with the rate of news that is coming out, and I can appreciate that it's felt slow and why some people have become cynical about the project.

          However, it's also important to realize the reason that things are moving at the rate they are now. It's not because something magic has just happened. It's because the years up to now have been spent working on the language specification and honing it so there's a good language to implement, and build
          • But there's been plenty of years work going into the less sexy, less visible stuff that was needed to build it on top.

            ... and (to expand on Jonathan's very accurate comments) there's plenty of unsexy, invisible work remaining.