Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Dirk Koopman djk at
Tue Jan 29 09:49:57 GMT 2008

Jonathan Rockway wrote:
> BTW, the time to whine about Perl6 syntax was about 3 years ago, and not
> on the list.  

What? You mean that perl6 syntax is now cast in stone and a working 
implementation is imminent?

> If the decisions upset you so much, how about
> helping out with Perl6?  How about discussing Perl6 on a Perl6 mailing
> list?  

This is a list about perl. People are at liberty to talk about any perl 
related subject. Although there does seem to be some doubt developing as 
to whether perl6 has anything much in common with perl[45] other than 
the language designer.

> Or even, how about writing your own language?  Then it can work exactly
> how you want!  It's even in the "Design Patterns" book.  Enterprisey!

Something the perl6 designers might like to take to heart then...

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