Without the development phenomenon of Perl6, it's difficult to see how Moose and other improvements in perl 5 would have occurred.

Despite the frustrations in following the growth of Pugs, then Rakudo, it's been fun, worthwhile and inspiring. A bit like life really. Do you really want it to end? But until it ends, how can you tell what sort of person you are, or what your achievements have been?

I love Perl6. Rukudo is great - already.

On 01/05/11 17:21, Wendell Hatcher wrote:
There has been requests and talk of a production release for years now. Fancy 
titles released have come out monthly and quarterly for some time. At some 
point you have to say it simply isn't a good product or it is going to 
production how long are we going to hear excuses of my dog died past week and 
the production release is delayed for a year. Perl 6 at this point seems like a 
bad dream at best and there really isn't a need since moose and perl 5 have 

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On Jan 5, 2011, at 6:13 AM, "Anderson, Jim"<jim.ander...@bankofamerica.com>  

Hear! Hear!

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Carrera [mailto:dcarr...@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 7:15 AM
To: Richard Hainsworth
Cc: perl6-users@perl.org
Subject: Re: Production Release - was Re: Questions for Survey about Perl

Although everything you said is technically true, I must point out
that without a definitive release, potential users will tend to avoid
the software. For people not involved in the process (i.e. 99.995% of
Perl users) it is impossible to know when the software is good enough

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