On 01/01/11 03:41, Daniel Carrera wrote:
On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 1:26 AM, Chas. Owens<chas.ow...@gmail.com>  wrote:
On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 21:39, Xue, Brian<brian....@amd.com>  wrote:
I want to adding one more answer about what are people waiting for before they
start using Perl 6.

There hasn't an official release of PERL6.0, just Rakudo. I'm afraid of Rakudo 
is cancelled, I don't want to make my product based on an uncertainty matter.

This shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what Perl 6 is.  As far
as I know there will never be a release of Perl 6.0 (it definitely
won't be PERL6.0).  Perl 6 is a specification and a set of tests.  Any
program that can pass the test suite and conforms to the specification
IS a Perl 6.  Right now the program that passes the most tests and
conforms most closely to the specification is Rakudo.

But Xue still has a valid point that even the Perl 6 spec doesn't exist yet.

Moreover, a survey should be testing perceptions, even if the perceptions contradict what some feel are facts. It sometimes pays to be agnostic about what can be counted as a fact to learn how other people think. Eg., in the real world there are those who perceive as fact the timeline of the history of life as set out in the Old Testament of the Bible, and there are those that look to other mechanisms for testing timeline theories, such as a the geological record. Dont want to start a religious war, just wanting to indicate that a survey can be useful if worded in a value-free manner.

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