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Re^5: The Future of Perl 5

by rje (Deacon)
on Aug 29, 2018 at 21:30 UTC ( [id://1221325] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: The Future of Perl 5
in thread The Future of Perl 5

"in my experience the Perl world seemed by 1999 to host a lot of unempathetic unproductive hostile arguing"

That was my experience, as well, but let's call that subjective.

What is objective, is that Perl peaked around the millennium, and today is generally considered outdated. And people generally think that, regardless of the numeral that follows the name perl.

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Re^6: The Future of Perl 5
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 29, 2018 at 22:10 UTC
    I'm not a licensing expert but can someone fork Perl and call it something else? Problem solved! Imagine Perl forks, kinda like Linux distros, all bundled up with their own notion of core modules, etc. Can entire Linux distros be mere wrappers for applications written in Perl? Once you can fatpack your Perl app as a portable virtual machine running Linux the sky's the limit. Call it whatever you want...
      We already have forks, ask Reini or Willthechill.

      RPerl and cPerl

      A new brand needs a marketing strategy, a narrative:

      An idea and concept for the future.

      A list of improvements

      A migration trail

      Perl 6 was marketing wise initially a big success.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

        Just fork Perl already. Hang out with chromatic and give us ModernPerl v7.0. No one is in charge of this thing except you. May the best Perl distro win!

        "Almost six hundred Perl distributions exist, with close to five hundred out of those in active development. Because of the huge availability of software, distributions have taken a wide variety of forms, including those suitable for use on desktops, servers, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones and tablets, as well as minimal environments typically for use in embedded systems." —Change Linux to Perl, and go for it! From Linux_distribution.