On Mar 19, 2009, at 2:35 PM, Andy Lester wrote:
I love love LOVE starting to get people together to talk about Perl
6. It's a crucial step in letting people know that Perl 6 is real.
However, starting social groups that say they are specifically about
Perl 6 makes me uncomfortable.
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
Keeping Perl 5 and Perl 6 groups together also means that we will
increase cross-pollination of Perl 6 onto the Perl 5 people.
At Madison.pm, I give a 5-minute Perl 6 update each month. It's easy
to collect material because Rakudo and Parrot each release monthly, so
I can always just rehash the release announcements. I've found that
the Perl 5 users are quite interested (and occasionally amazed).