[Israel.pm] Perl 6 Critique

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Fri Feb 20 09:24:59 PST 2004


On Wednesday 18 February 2004 23:22, Scott Weisman wrote:
> I found your article very interesting. I bought "Perl 6 Essentials" last
> year, and I liked much of what I saw. But after much thought, I agree with
> you on many points. But even if Perl 6 will be so much better than Perl 5
> that everyone will immediately migrate to it (a dubious assertion) how much
> longer will it take? From my limited perspective, Perl 6 looks to be
> *years* away. And Perl 5 has not stood still. 5.8 is much evolved from
> 5.000, or even 5.005. 5.10 will have additional refinements.
>
> Parrot, which is distinct from Perl 6, IMHO, *is* a great idea, as is
> Ponie.
>

I have nothing against Parrot. Parrot seems like an interesting Virtual 
Machine, which has a lot of potential. Granted, Perl 5 XS extensions will be 
broken with the conversion to it, but the amount of code in XS extensions is 
heavily dwarfed by the amount of Perl 5 code out there.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

> Scott
>
> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 20:47:16 +0200 Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:
> > Check:
> >
> > http://vipe.technion.ac.il/~shlomif/perl6-critique.html
> >
> > for a criticism of the way Perl 6 is headed and why it isn't good for the
> > people.
> >
> > Comments, suggestions, corrections, and much more importantly - flames
> > are welcome.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > 	Shlomi Fish
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