On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Phlip <phlip2005 / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Admitted, but it's more a fault of the language proponents than of the
>> language itself. I don't really have a dog in this fight; it just
>> saddens me to see Perl6 being dismissed for social rather than
>> technical reasons.
>
> Here's how to diss it for technical reasons.
>
> Perl _was_ a pivotal language. Unix, GNU, and Linux would not be where they
> are without it - not least because of the amount of string surgery their
> configuration files need.
>
> However, there's a difference between adding new features to a system and
> patching up flaws in its original design. In astronomy, the latter technique
> is called "adding epicycles".

And Perl6 is to a large extent a clean-slate design, which makes all
the deferents :)

m.