Ok. So here is something revolutionary. Free up "Perl 6" for a future generation of Perl 5 and remove the ceiling on the perl 5 language. Perl 6 has become more than a major iteration, hasn't it?
Perl on parrot Perl on jam Perl on mono Lots of space for a five from six once you vacate the lot. Reposition as not so much a sequel as a spin off, a "b side". Some b-sides have eclipsed the inspiration. Sometimes letting go is what counts. Steve ( I continually admire from afar what has been achieved and surfaced in the voyage of discovery that is YOUR language ) On 9 Feb 2018 10:34 pm, "Darren Duncan" <dar...@darrenduncan.net> wrote: > On 2018-02-09 12:55 PM, Eaglestone, Robert J wrote: > >> 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. >> > > Personally I think having the "6" as part of the name is the worst part of > the situation. Its too confusing with a version number. > > I think if we want to keep "Perl" in the name we should use "C" as a > precedent. Other related languages keeping "C" include "Objective C", "C#", > "C++", and its much more clear those are separate languages, even if > C-alike. > > So one way or another, "6" should be dropped from the name of the language > formally. Then we either have "Foo Perl" or "Perl Foo" or "Foo". > > After this is done, regular "Perl" can also be free to increment its first > version number for major releases (albeit skipping 6 to avoid confusion) > just as Postgres and many other projects do these days, as staying at 5.x > forever is weird. > > -- Darren Duncan >