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There’s an interesting new set of features in Perl 6, but man they’re confusing as hell to me. It’s almost as if the right things to do have become more esoteric.
I know right? When I look at Perl 6 examples I feel like it’s INTERCAL with tons of new and cool features.
I read the whole thing and couldn’t figure out if it was satire or not (I don' use perl). It was a bit like reading CNN and wondering if I was at The Onion.
I watched Larry give a talk at FOSDEM this year, where it was almost EXACTY what then post here. Release date is Christmas. This isn’t an official announcement or something.
Perhaps it’s not satirical…
Would it be too hard for them to announce it on an actual Perl related website? As if taking 15 years to release wasn’t embarrassing enough, unveiling it on a website with rotten.com banner ads and rants about “software jihad” isn’t helping at all.
I don’t think that’s where they announced it. It was announced somewhere else non-digitally, and then somebody else wrote stuff down, as far as I can tell.
But otherwise, I agree with you.
Wow, finally :-P
This takes me back to 2005/6 when the Perl shop I worked for (Fotango—now long gone) sponsored development of Parrot, the new register-based VM meant to run Perl 6. Not sure what came of that.