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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • To me it comes down to the fact that documentation, commenting code, and cleaning up or "refactoring" code is generally considered the most boring part of IT. So eliminating the boilerplate as you mention would fall under that category. It's just another one of those things that might fall under the category of accumulating "technical debt."

    It's the tradeoff between "quick and dirty"; and elegant. There's been much hoo-ha about how long Perl 6 is taking to be completed; as I've said before I don't mind waiting because I would rather see the finished product be elegant and powerful rather than quick and dirty.