On Tuesday 25 March 2008 10:50:15 Richard Hainsworth wrote: > What the perl6 language needs now is a systematic development plan, with > broad aims and clear goals that will lead to good quality software and > to the tools to enable ordinary programmers to use perl6 for a variety > of tasks.
Richard Dice mentioned that I should elaborate, lest it sound like I'm trying to lecture Richard Hainsworth (not my intent, and I apologize for doing so). It's important to keep in mind the degree to which one or two volunteers going on vacation can slow the progress of Rakudo (for a recent example) or to which one or volunteers putting in a few extra hours of visible work can improve the progress of Parrot (for a slightly less recent example). A plan that includes some degree of funding will help Perl 6 arrive much sooner. Previous plans glossed over this part, which is one reason they didn't work out in the long term. I just want to make sure that any discussion of a plan acknowledges that there's a fixed amount of work to go and an unknown amount of available resources to implement the plan. -- c