?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Dear Open Source Zealots:

You are not allowed to laugh at Windows Vista shipping delays until Perl 6 is finished.

Thanks !

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
nosrialleon
Aug. 7th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
nosrialleon
Aug. 7th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
Also:
No laughing until freedb has found a new home/ownership.
rpkrajewski
Aug. 8th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
Re: Also:
Now this is a little sad. Really, I don't see a viable way to support a useful, free, popular data service without anything but a sugar-dady's support, and it's amazing freedb has lasted as long as it has.
substitute
Aug. 7th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
The analogy is even better that you may know. Perl 5 is a beautiful thing, so useful and versatile and easy and wonderlicious. Perl 6 is a hideous disaster that is already confusing and bizarre and unfriendly and isn't even near finished. I predict that it will be despised and ignored and will make people less likely to use the incredibly useful Perl 5.

So Perl 5 is Windows 98SE. Not everything you ever wanted, but the best thing you're going to get for what it is.
rpkrajewski
Aug. 8th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Amen
While Perl can encourage a "write once, read never" style of coding, it was probably a Bad Idea to change its essential nature; it's one of those things that's sui generis -- other things are like Perl, Perl is like nothing else.

Even if somehow Perl 6 acquired a "product management" team of the kind that finally booted Mozilla's ass out of the perpetual rewrite mode and eventually gave us Firefox, that would still mean we would not see something worthwhile for a long time. Perl 5 would be the happy end of the line, while the web scripting world would keep going in the Ruby/Python/PHP track of the recent past...
( 5 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

into battle
rpkrajewski
Daddy-O à Go-Go

Latest Month

December 2016
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Jamison Wieser