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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think you're reading too much into it. He's just saying that it got too complex and needed to prune back the complexity to get it finished.

    Now maybe perl6 needed to do that a long time ago, though it's a bit late for that. But I don't think the comparison was warrantless.
    • I have difficulty with conversations about software project schedules and scope which include comparisons to Perl 6 but neglect to mention the budget of Perl 6. That's all. If the ES4 committee spent on ES4 what Perl 6 has cost in real dollars so far, ES4 would be a great language for writing alert( "Hello, world!" );. They might even have money left over for doughnuts.

      • Well nobody's donated time is "free", so I don't think that's entirely fair either. It's impossible to calculate.
        • Sure, but I believe that any Reasonable Person would look at a schedule that relies on hordes of volunteers who put in 40-hour weeks and say "This might be optimistic."