2 oct 2009

Why Perl6 won't replace Perl5?

Because most of Perl5 programmers aren't going to change a working language with a lot of tools and new enhacements by a new venturesome platform.

Perl6 must look for new people from Ruby, Python (and others) areas; IMO, if it hopes that Perl5 people will use Perl6, it will fail (at least, in next 3-4 years).

And there is a serious risk: Java 7 will have dynamic language support, so it will be hard to compete for Perl6.

I'd like to be wrong. What do you think?

4 comentarios:

  1. I have had to work with the "dynamic" features in C# 3.0 and they suck big time, I strongly doubt that Java will come up with something better, no need to worry about that

  2. I think it's easy to talk, and hard to know what you're talking about.

  3. What do I think? I think that you are asking how people feel about programming languages, and that's not a very interesting question.

    What's interesting is what happens when people get their hands on Perl 6? If you had all of the flexibility and power of Perl 5 with all of the functional, parsing, metaprogramming and extensibility features of Perl 6 what would you accomplish?

    That's the interesting question.


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