On 08/06/06, Matt Todd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Honestly, I'm not familiar with the Perl way of doing things, but I'm open to learn especially because I see the Perl community going through a (much-needed) reform. Thusly, I'm not familiar with the RFCs (Request For Change?) but I do see the merit for something similar.
Yup. That was Larry's idea for gathering everyone's opinions. Many, many RFC documents were written and then battled over (this was a few years back). Then The Big Guy (respectfully) distilled it all down into A Plan. I kinda doubt that this project warrants as much process as Perl 6 itself, but I would like to some process implemented that involves everybody. Of course, it's not my money, so my opinion is only just that.
As an aside, I'm coming from the PHP community which has left a very bad taste in my mouth. The community and the project itself is stale and not open to change (they're cheering about adding Unicode support as their big new feature for version 6, which is great, but pathetic at the same time). However, I'm also partly in the Ruby community, and I feel quite at home there. I'm hoping to get into Perl again. I've not used it since version 4!
Welcome home, my brother. Hopefully the distinction between these different communities will begin to blur as Parrot learns to speak more languages. --michael