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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Every day I learn more perl and it can do more, every week I meet more perl programmers and find more perl resources.

    I have yet to have a 'shit, if perl6 was here I could get this done so much quicker/easier/better' moment. If we really needed perl 6 sooner, more people would be jumping in to ensure the bits they needed were included and done.

    The only things I want from perl can be implemented in the CPAN space - things like PPI and PAR are what I hope to see in the 'next generation' of perl along with


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • The ASF pays attention to Java because people are willing to volunteer their time to do that work.

      If you want to work on the corresponding C/C++/perl versions of an ASF project there's nothing stopping you from volunteering, and that's what it takes to get things done in Apache land. It's not like the ASF goes out and pays people to work on Java projects, the only money involved, as far as I can tell, is for maintaining infrastructure (the machines involved in hosting web sites, CVS/Subversion repositories, mailing lists, etc), and those resources are just as available for the ASF projects based on C/C++/perl as they are for the ones based on Java.

      Just saying "I wish they would pay more attention to perl" isn't likely to change anything.
      • I stand corrected - I thought they had at least some funding to sponser development even if it was to a much lesser degree that TPF/YAS.

        In that case, yes, we will have to fill the gap ourselves.


        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;