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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • perl5 is more mature, though, and doesn't have as much to prove, so doesn't really need to release as often; while perl6 is young and cocky, looking to prove itself... or do you think perl5 seems dead and needs to dispel the rumors? :) Besides, the CPAN link you gave shows the last maintenance release of perl5 to be 5.8.9, 23 days ago. When was the last maintenance release of perl6? ;)

    (There's a point to the topic, though: "Revolution or Obscurity". Information keeps proliferating so fast, that more and more of "information space" is becoming unlikely to ever be found again. Though on the other hand, the ability to search for information is also becoming much better. But people only live so long and have so much capacity for receiving and remembering information (though no doubt there will be improvements), even if you take them altogether, and I think this space of information grows so much faster, that less and less of it is relevant; whatever information does become relevant has to grab your attention, blow your mind, impress you.)

    • [Perl 5] is more mature, though, and doesn't have as much to prove, so doesn't really need to release as often....

      You don't see a perception problem in releasing a testing release (5.10) and not releasing a stable release within a year?

      Note that I'm not asking if or suggesting that Perl 5.10 is anything but stable. It's a question about perception.

      When was the last maintenance release of [Perl 6]?

      The last Rakudo release was 18 December, bundled with Parrot 0.8.2. The next Rakudo release will be 20 Jan