On Thu, 19 Mar 2009, Andy Lester wrote:

I think it would be better to call it Dallas.pm and just talk about Perl 6 in the meeting announcements. The key is that we don't want people to think they must choose one or the other. Technologically, Perl 5 and Perl 6 are very different, but culturally, they're very similar.

Keeping Perl 5 and Perl 6 groups together also means that we will increase cross-pollination of Perl 6 onto the Perl 5 people.

While I don't deny the truth of what you're saying, it seems to me that languages get a "buzz" with the "newness factor"; people are interested in them for no reason other than that they're new. It seemed this way to me with Python and Ruby, and probably Java too.

I'm wondering if we can't get the "newness factor" by branding Perl 6 slightly differently, while at the same time carrying the existing Perl community across the 5/6 boundary.

In other words, I think the situation should be a both/and, not an either/or.


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