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  • I really liked the description you gave during the Rakudo BOF on YAPC::EU. Maybe we should use it as a subtitle of Rakudo:

    Rakudo, implementing a useful subset of Perl 6

    Later I thought that by using the name Rakudo we can actually avoid the Perl 5/6 trap and the "when is Perl 6 going to be ready?" trap.

    Maybe the disconnect between Rakudo and when is "Perl 6 going to be ready" could be increased by giving small and increasing version numbers to the Rakudo releases - even starting by the next one - and h

    • If people are going to put thought and effort into understanding if Rakudo is useful for them, I'd like them to do so based on the ratio of planned and implemented features important to their work, not on lengthy explanations of magical version number schemes.

      It would be a shame to fall into the magical version numbers trap while trying to avoid the magical version numbers trap. ("Rakudo 0.2 in April? Those fools! Can't they release software? Everyone knows that software isn't usable for anything until at least 1.0.1!")