I think a name change is too radical.  And yet.

I think Steve has a point, though I don’t know what to do about it.  The 
developers in my little corner of the world may not be up on the 
new-language-of-the-week, but even they see Perl as a has-been, write-only 
language, so when their brain matches /perl/i they automatically toss it in the 
bit bucket.  Some of them are too nice to say it outright.  Some aren’t.


From: Steve Pitchford [mailto:steve.pitchf...@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2018 2:08 PM
To: Lucas Buchala <lucasbuch...@gmail.com>
Cc: Perl6 <perl6-language@perl.org>
Subject: Re: Naming debate- what's the location for it?

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Thought the conversation felt like bikeshedding but... My point still stands. 
This is a new language targetted at a post php world. The significance of a 
version number will be lost outside the perl echo chamber and in that context 
seen as baggage... IMHO... YMMV...

On 9 Feb 2018 6:15 pm, "Lucas Buchala" 
<lucasbuch...@gmail.com<mailto:lucasbuch...@gmail.com>> wrote:
I doubt the name is "up for discussion" just because there's a blog
post about it. The name ain't changing ever, or at least that's how I
understand things. But, please, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Sure, you can have as many alternative nicknames and aliases as you
want (for marketing purposes?), but the official name won't change.
So, move on, folks.

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