perl -c life

From the perl.perl6.language newsgroup:

Dave Rolsky wrote:
Hurry up and finish. I want to use this language, darnit! And yes, I
know about pugs, obviously, but for production usage I need less of a
moving target ;)

Larry Wall wrote:
Yes, Perl 6 is a moving target–but one of the most bothersome facts
of life is that, to get anywhere you’re not, you have to move…

3 thoughts on “perl -c life

  1. Ah, Larry Wall is God! :)

    Well, I believe they’re introducing many breaking changes in Perl 6 to the extent that Perl 6 appears to be a whole new language rather than being a descendent of Perl 5. Many Perl 5 programmers tend to express relief when told that Perl 6 would not be available anytime soon. What do you think?

  2. I agree that Perl 6 is complex, but as Larry says, it’s a moving target. The most important thing for me is how easy it is to use/port existing CPAN modules to Perl 6. According to my very limited knowledge, that’s not easy, so I’m not as enthusiastic about Perl 6 as I am about Parrot and Pirate.

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