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  • I bet I could even help him check out Parrot on his laptop such that he could type cd languages/perl6/ and make test and see for himself how things are.

    It's not about me, it's about everyone else. I'm not the one asking where it's at, because I know the "it'll be done when it's done answer." It's for everyone else. It's for the guys at the Linux user group meeting I went to last night who when they heard I used Perl immediately asked "When is Perl 6 coming out?"

    Why is it so awful that people wan



    • It's not that people ask the questions, it's that they don't bother to find out. It's not a question they really care about enough to google.

      And, apparently, it's a question you don't have a good answer to. You don't need to know about deadlines and project charts to distill into a couple of sentences what the Perl 6 team says over and over again. People seemed satisfied with the answers I give to the same question. Why you can't do the same is boggling.

      I think you're just interested in stirring the shit, t
      • It's not a question they really care about enough to google.

        There is no answer to "When is Perl 6 coming out" that is more than "It'll be done when it's done," Googleable or not.

        I don't want a date. I want something more than "It'll be done when it's done." Somewhere between declaring a day on the calendar, and saying "Uh, hell, I dunno", there's a middle ground. That's what I want.

        Why you can't do the same is boggling.

        Because nobody I've ever given the answer of "It'll be done when it's done"



        • If "It will be done when it's done" isn't a satisfying answer, stop giving it. You think you're a smart guy, so look at the information and come up with the real answer. I've just posted my talking points. I don't have the same trouble you do, apparently. If you want to claim to be the PR guy, you need to be the person to take all the information and distill it for the public, not the guy spreading the disinformation and inflaming uninformed opinions. It's not that people ask the question, it's your inability to inform them that appears to be the problem.

          I also get the questions from publishers (because they want me to write the book). I tell them the same things I tell everyone else. The answer and liking the answer are different things, and the Perl 6 project's main goal is not publishing books about Perl 6, and it shouldn't be.

          You've had years to figure out how to answer this question with the available information, and it looks like you've finally given up. Now you're creating a false crisis and now positioning yourself to be its savior.