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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by thickas (5805) on 2009.12.29 1:30 (#71449)
    Perhaps I am even more retarded than usual, but I think mazak senior's question was perfectly reasonable and the meta-answer pretty obvious.

    The 'business case' for something is a demonstration than spending whatever it costs to do something, is less than the 'benefit' gained by doing it. It usually quantifies costs and benefits in $ terms since most decision makers are responsible for the cost of their activities and just about anyone understands partial orders in the cash domain.

    The business case for Perl 6 is surely along the lines that it does this this and this more cheaply than Java, C#, Powershell, Perl 5 whatever.

    Over nearly 10 years of listening in on some P6 discussions the reasons for '6 probably could be summed up by "pending decease of '5 caused by lack of developers, insufficient OO support or its got gangrene", or "'5 on steroids".

    There are vastly more clever people here, so I'll just shut up now.

    • tsk tsk ! s/mazak/masak/g ; sorry

      Notational superiority is a quantifiable benefit. As well as your excellent examples, you could also add that adequate expression of a problem is an important step in both understanding the problem and solving it (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Solve_It [wikipedia.org]).

      Cheers !