On Saturday 20 March 2010 at 12:23, Richard Hainsworth wrote: > In other words, I am suggesting a sort of mapping of the syntax of perl6 > so that stable areas can us be used, perhaps avoiding instruments that > are not yet explicitly stable.
That assumes it's possible to know with sufficient certainty which pieces of syntax are sufficiently stable to mark as such. It's not *impossible*, and I encourage anyone willing to work on it to do so, but it seems like a large task. I wouldn't have predicted that =$fh would become $fh.lines. Manifest version number dependencies are an eventual necessity for Perl 6 (and hopefully Perl 5); moving to that model sooner rather than later could reduce a lot of pain. That seems like a smaller task which will pay off much more over time. -- c