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  • Good to see that people building something as awesome as Perl6 are still able to take the piss out of themselves :)
    • by masak (6289) on 2010.02.09 5:52 (#71640) Homepage Journal

      Every once in a while, I stumble on the strange and unfounded view that the Perl 6 community has walked into the mist of just specifying features and crystallizing paradigms without actually producing anything. (See, for example, here [].)

      That view, perhaps reasonable when coming from an outsider, still surprises and saddens me. The FAQ post shows what it's really like to be an early-adopter Perl 6 application developer today. It's very concrete, sometimes painfully so.

      Sure, the class-typo error message is one of the most extreme ones, but there are hundreds of smaller annoyances of lesser dignity. The road to Perl 6 is littered with a million paper cuts.

      • I hope my reply didn't imply that..! I'm just one of the (I assume) many who read Rakudo/Parrot related blog posts with a palpable sense of excitement - and in this case enjoyed the humour :)
        • Right, your reply didn't imply that. And I'm glad to hear there are people following Parrot/Rakudo progress with a sense of excitement. One sometimes forgets that, what with detractors being louder and all.

          The fact is that many things are amazing. Just using the subset of Perl 6 that Rakudo provides... it's quite an experience. At the same time, it's not all roses either. If I were some kind of brainless sycophantic groupie, I would perhaps sweep the bad parts under the carpet, and wail "Rakudo is the most

          • But .. but ... oh, yes, you're right. That was proto, and Austria, of course. A grateful nation still applauds.
            • I want to come out and publicly defend the Nobel Peace prize committee by saying that they have seen the error of their ways after the proto nomination. That's why last year, they decided to give the prize to the president of the very peaceful United States.

              I hear this year, the committee will give the prize either to Bruce Willis, or to the kind of lint one sometimes find in one's navel.