wiggly at wiggly.org
Thu Apr 3 15:31:19 BST 2008
Meh, the perl rant has gone off into troll territory about IDE's now.
Someone did link to a couple of Perlmonks articles, particularly:
I'm not so sure this question really appeals to me. More exciting I can
do without, I want a *better* Perl, how about some of the following?
- sane threading model
- simplify syntax in future versions (fewer sigils, cleaner type system)
- go multiparadigm with better OO model and add some functional stuff if
that suits you.
- steal from Ruby/Lisp/C++ with compile/run-time metaprogramming tools
I am not someone who wants to hack on Perl's guts, I'm more likely to
use something else until I find it isn't good enough (I may eventually
hit this with Ruby, but for personal projects it seems fine so far), and
if I need speed it comes down to C/C++ anyway.
Basically, how about we get more people using Perl by making the
language better instead of the fragmented tar pit Perl6 looks like from
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