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[1] code the whole

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.


[1] "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."

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