Perl outreach

James Laver james.laver at
Thu Nov 29 18:25:43 GMT 2012

On 29 Nov 2012, at 12:33, gvim <gvimrc at> wrote:

> If we want to be Perl noticed again as a serious contender for new projects I'd say our best bet is to finally get Perl 6 finished, or at least "production-ready". I know Perl 5 is excellent but Perl needs something new to get noticed again. That something is Perl 6.

"Perl" == "Perl 5". I fail to see how replacing it with another language helps  the language being replaced.

Fact is noone really cares how supposedly amazing a language is if there isn't a huge collection of pre-written code you can use with it.

As anyone who saw my talk about other techs at LPW will know, I've been writing clojure of late. Unlike perl6, I can tap into a huge body of pre-written java code which goes some way to stopping me missing cpan. And don't even think cp6an is enough.


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