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    New tag proposal: raku meta

I propose a new tag for the language Raku ( Perl 6). Currently the perl tag is applied to Raku stories.

Rationale: renaming Perl 6 to Raku acknowledged that Raku and Perl 5 are separate languages with a common root. Having a separate tag will both enable Raku enthusiasts to promote the language, and Perl 5 curmudgeons to filter it out ;)

Examples of recent Raku stories, now tagged perl:

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    I totally support the tag proposal!

    If a specific tag for Raku could not be accepted, another possibility would be to change the description of the Perl tag in the spirit of the APL tag to include Raku specifically. It is not ideal but an option.

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      I think this is probably best. I don’t think that there’s enough of a difference between the two languages to support an extra tag (I know there’s some difference. Maybe I’m completely off the mark here, I’ve only slightly used Raku). I’d point to the “lisp” tag as an example of a tag for various languages that are only tangentially related (admittedly clojure is a separate tag) and I’ve seen a lot more around here about lisp than perl.

      maybe perl people are different from lisp people in what they do and don’t want to see, but i know that a lot of common lispers don’t care at all for scheme, and schemers don’t care for common lisp.

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        They’re basically two different languages, and I’d personally appreciate being able to browse Perl (5) posts without seeing Raku posts. But I’m okay with Raku posts under the perl tag if the amount of Raku posts is still low.

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          I would differentiate between what I see and think that the communities only partly overlap. There are also some historical reasons I think.

          Personally I’d prefer to be able to filter between one or the other, so I agree with the statement:

          Having a separate tag will both enable Raku enthusiasts to promote the language, and Perl 5 curmudgeons to filter it out ;)

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        This is a good proposal. There are more than enough Raku posts to warrant a separate tag.

        Just like Clojure is a Lisp and has its own tag, Raku is a Perl (family language), but not Perl (5) IYKWIM.

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            FWIW, I saw this proposal and wondered “what is raku?” I’m not sure if that’s a pro or a con. I never click on anything tagged perl.