Greg McCarroll writes:
> I don't think Perl 6 can be a tremendous leap forward, not because
> of RFC's along the lines of `Perl must stay Perl', but because
> the next leap forward is VisualPerl which will be as much about
> IDE as core language. Now lets not get hung up on the IDE bit
> of that statement, its more about how people build programs
> than the interface they use, the IDE merely focuses them towards
> a certain methodology of building software.

Are you drunk, McCarroll, or just smoking crack? :-)

IDEs, particularly those of the Visual kind, do focus people to a
certain methodology.  That's the Ikea Software model, where you take
components and snap them together (drag and drop) to build a solution.

It's a wonderful fantasy, but the only type of problem I solve that
could fit that approach are those tedious CGI+database CRUD things.
Everything else requires original thought and invention, and I'll chew
my left nut off before I believe that the fantasy of assembly-line
software allows for that.

> the most impressive implementation of a programming language/dialect
> that I have ever seen

"It may be a steamy sweaty pile of diarrhoea, but it's an IMPRESSIVE
steamy sweaty pile of diarrhoea."


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