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  • First point:

    You don't like Perl 6.

    You did not involve yourself in that project.

    You don't like what others have done.

    You have some weird ideas on how community projects work: you think that there's a cabal that controls the project. Well, you may call it a cabal, but anyone can join. You just have to write some idea in the mailing lists, or talk on the IRC channels, or submit a patch to the code or the documentation.

    If you have an interest in the outcome of the project, you don't ignore it for 12 years and t
    • Wow, the more I think about your reply, the more I am amazed. Do they have this kind of hold on you? Look at the logo they pushed. Look at the response Wall and his minions had on that. Look at what they do, look at what they say. Look at the discussions, the sheer insanity of Wall's answers. These are the leaders you want? Wow. Just wow.

      I guess you defend the liberties of kicking people out when you don't like what they have to say, right? One true programming language is much better than a few - and it'

      • As for the information on who chromatic is, it's public knowledge (I found it via Google,)....

        I'm not sure what you found, but my driver license reads T******* D****.

        • Great, Shane - then you won't be bothered when I call you Shane Warden.
          • While Mr. Warden (or Mr. Christopher or Mr. Erle or Mr. Nutter or Mr. Carlyle or Mr. Collier, whoever you decide to believe I am next) might, I'm much more interested in that research to which you referred Moritz months ago, or your thoughts on the APL case studies I recommended, or you talking on #perl6 or writing to p6l with constructive suggestions on how to improve learnability and cohesion and language retention.

            In truth, I'm happy to ignore everything except your thoughts on language design.

            • Shane, you've proven that you are very happy to ignore and edit my thoughts on language design as well.

              • Apparently the "Crazy to English" automatic translator plugin I use on MPB isn't perfect. I filed a bug on Movable Type.

                • Also, Shane, I'm not the one with multiple personality disorder :D
                  • I don't know what to tell you, Wendy Darling. In between your frenetic bursts of trying to track down Mr. Warden (I should admit to some connection, as did drive by his house this weekend; it's over two hours south of mine), did you happen to find your research papers? I know several other people are interested in proof that Perl 6 is doomed somewhat more conclusive than "Perl 6 is doomed, and I read somewhere why!"