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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Rarely, very rarely, since Perl6 was announced has there been any funding for Perl5 projects. P6 is the money pit into which most funding disappears into and has been so for quite some time. Some years ago I tried valiantly to get TPF to set up separate funds, at least one for p6 funding and possibly one for p5 funding, so that those who still wanted to fund p5 or who wanted to fund p6 exclusively could do so. That never happened. P5 isn't dead, it's just very, very stable. :)

    Gnat was being honest and, r

    • It's fortunate that he does at least recognise that people move on.

      It's quite obvious at this point that for those people that are interested in the beauty of the language syntax itself, there's younger and sexier languages out there now.

      Most of the Perl 5 people I see around are pragmatists who care mostly about solving problems effectively, rather than language geeks.