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  • by nilsonsfj (6008) on 2010.04.24 14:17 (#71919)

    To be honest, I really think a part of all this isn't FUD.

    Perl 6 is being talked about... inside the Perl community. You don't see articles by random people not involved in its development somehow.

    As some of the comments state, I honestly think Perl 6 should really change its name to something like Perl++ or PerlNG (next-generation) and free up the name for regular Perl.

    I'd rather see a Perl 6 which is basically Perl 5.12 but with some heavy optimizations done to add support for a built-in Moose-like syntax.

    I guess this would be good marketing for both projects. And we would be able to sort of have an analogy between C/C++ and Perl/Perl++ (or NG).

    Perl++ would have much cooler stuff than Perl, in the same way C++ has much cooler stuff than C. However, both languages are clearly distinct and both have their own places.

    It doesn't matter how much we tell outsiders that Perl 5 is one language and Perl 6 is another: the sequential thought is too strong (specially when you have Java marketing which calls version 1.6 as Java 6, 1.5 as Java 5, and so on).

    • in the same way C++ has much cooler stuff than C.

      Oh ho ho ho, caaareful with that one.

      Though I don’t disagree with the idea.

      • Oh well, maybe I should have phrased that as "in the same way C++ has more modern features than C".

        But I believe you were still able to understand my point.