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I don't think you understand the process of language design.

Why is Perl5 cool? It's a minimalist language.

I like Perl 5 but I have no idea what you mean by "minimalist".

I do like the freedom of expression, but we are going to create a lot of dialects with uber-TIMTOWDI.

Have you ever used a module? APIs are dialects.

Perl5 ALREADY has a problem with newbies being able to read code written by uber-perl programmers

I have trouble reading Pascal (the mathemetician) or Proust in the original French too, yet plenty of francophones seem to do okay with the language. Heck, I have trouble with Pynchon, Joyce, and DFW in English but I make a living working with it.

I don't care if new programmers can't read my code. I care if people who understand the problems I'm trying to solve can maintain my code. I wouldn't expect my 18 month old nephew to write or edit a 300 page book. Why should I expect the equivalent in the coding world?

In reply to Re^2: Perl 6 critique is a good thing by chromatic
in thread Perl 6 critique is a good thing by Juerd

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