On Sun, 2007-02-25 at 12:15 -0800, Jonathan Lang wrote: > I submit that you'll have even more luck discouraging such things if > you can give a reasonable and believable timeline as to when the 6.0 > spec will be ready and perl 6.1 features can start being considered.
As I mentioned in another thread, but didn't make clear in that email: I don't need a "finished" spec. I need the *current* version of spec to actually be mostly implemented. I'm completely willing to surf a moving spec, as long as I can have working or near-working code the whole time. Some people are happy writing great gobs of code completely separate from a working compiler purely for the mental exercise, but that doesn't -Ofun for me. My programming style is extremely iterative, and I need to be able to get something working right off the bat, or it's just not fun for me. And if it's not fun, I won't end up putting any of my very limited free time into it. -'f  "Near-working" in this case meaning "some feature's syntax just changed slightly, and it will only take 5-10 minutes to get everything going again."