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  • A good physical analogy of programming languages are bridges. Getting over a river without getting wet can save your health (getting sick is pricy and ppl that use terms like business plan hate pricy). In bridge-terms providing Perl (awesome) 6 free of charge is like making tools to make bridges available to anybody who likes building bridges. Ofc, you could just build the bridge yourself and therefore could keep Perl (awesome) 6 all to yourself. But with the free as in beer thingy and a bit of time you mig
    • I would say that Perl 6 is itself a bridge.

      If you put a bridge across a river in the right place, even if that spot was previously deserted, you’ll suddenly get a lot of people passing through. And with them, you get opportunities – lots of different opportunities, small and big. You don’t know what they will be when you build the bridge, but they will happen.

      You are enabling serendipity.

      In some sense Perl 6 is a classic Microsoft strategy – it’s a platform play.