I have to agree I don't think this is a serious project. In-fact at this point 
it seems like a bunch of friends working on a hobby in their basement.

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Wendell Hatcher
Blogsite: http://thoughtsofaperlprogrammer.typepad.com/blog

On Jan 5, 2011, at 10:15 AM, Guy Hulbert <gwhulb...@eol.ca> wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-05-01 at 18:02 +0100, Jan Ingvoldstad wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 17:30, Guy Hulbert <gwhulb...@eol.ca> wrote:
>>> Rakudo is not listed here:
>>> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/
>>> Fixing that is something I'd like to help with.
>>> Note that go was listed *before* it was announced.  That tells me that
>>> the go authors are, in some small way, more serious about their project
>>> "succeeding" than perl6.
>>> So your suggestion to Gabor is to add the question:
> No.  The subject changed ...
>> Do you think that NOT listing Rakudo at shootout.alioth.debian.org means
>> Rakudo is not a serious project?
>> Or did you have some other point?
> Marketing.
>> (This is the first time I've seen shootout.alioth.debian.org, I won't claim
>> that it's not a serious shootout just because of that, BTW.)
> When go was announced a link to 'shootout' was in the announcement.  I
> think I might have seen if before that but, if so, i'd forgotten so it
> was new to me at the time.
> What got me interested in perl6 was the april fools announcement about
> parrot ostensibly by Larry and Guido.  Something like 10 years ago.
> I don't learn new programming languages unless I have something to do
> with it.  I've been looking at what it would take to implement
> perl6/rakudo versions of the programs on 'shootout', and I think I can
> do it so I will try to get one or two of them running properly in the
> benchmarker.
> The benchmarking program can be downloaded (which I've done) and comes
> bundled with 2 or 3 python programs, one of which requires python 2.5
> and I'm still on python 2.4 (don't ask).  However I've figured out how
> to see the source for example programs, so I'll manually download all
> the perl5 and C ones and try to get the benchmarker going for those.
> It'll take me a little while ...
> -- 
> --gh

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