Larry Wall skribis 2008-02-21 11:15 (-0800):
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 01:29:05PM +0100, Juerd Waalboer wrote:
> : Then backtracking would happen, or more likely: Perl 6 would die. If
> : this community cannot come up with a virtual machine that can handle
> : Perl 6, then many people will lose all hope.
> Except that the people working on alternatives to parrot are already
> doing that exploration in parallel, and therefore would have no
> change in attitude.
Oh, but I would certainly not want to discourage them.
For $$$-funding, however, I think it is not practical to pursue multiple
> : I do not think a *contest* would be in the best interest of Perl 6.
> It's already a friendly competition. To the extent that it is perceived
> as a zero-sum game, we'd lose the friendliness, I fear.
Friendly competition is good, but projects competing to win a grant
might hurt all of the projects severely, as well as the social structure
that joins the projects in the larger Perl 6 community.
Met vriendelijke groet, Kind regards, Korajn salutojn,
Juerd Waalboer: Perl hacker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <http://juerd.nl/sig>
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