Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Jonathan Rockway jon at
Tue Jan 29 20:20:00 GMT 2008

"Jeff Anderson" <captvanhalen at> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 3:03 AM, Jonathan Rockway <jon at> wrote:
>>  Thanks for playing though.
> Um ... no. You are the salesman here, 

I'm not selling Perl6.  I have contributed maybe 100 lines of code
total, so I don't exactly have a lot invested.  However, I generally
agree with what they're trying to do (minus signing the copyright over
to TPF), so when I have spare cycles I try to get involved.  I am
definitely looking forward to using it, even if I don't like the look of
every single operator.

My underlying point is that complaining isn't going to help anyone fix
your problem.

> so if someone doesn't buy/choose your product, you lost, not them.

Also, here's the thing with open source software.  As the author or a
contributor, I don't really care if you "use my product" or not.  It's
fun to have users, but ones that whine and never contribute anything are
ones I'm glad not to have.

Jonathan Rockway

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