Yet again this thread starts up.

Yet again it will end with no one changing their opinions, their expectations, or the time-span of their vision.

Personally, I use perl6 in my professional analytical work. I can express solutions to problems elegantly and with a minimum of work.

I am not entirely concerned with the speed for most things, but that is the nature of what I do.

When I am concerned with speed, I fall back on perl5 and especially perl5 routines that interface to optimised libraries.

But I am really frustrated when I go back to perl5 because it feels so clunky compared to perl6.

Ruby and Python overtaking Perl? So what? Neither of them have as much coverage as javascript or java, and every time I have to deal with either of those, I recoil in loathing. Truly I just cannot see why they should have SO much attention. (No need for a flame war about javascript or java - it's the way I react to them.)

There are things that are worth doing, and doing well. Implementing Perl6 belongs to that category of things that have value in themselves. That is why there are still people still working on Perl6. But if you cant see the beauty in it, or the progress that has been made, you wont ever see it. Shame, but that's life.

I have followed Perl6 from the first discussions, the RPCs, the Apocalypses, Exegeses, Synopses, played with pugs, and rakudo. I have helped it along with some bug reports and occasional questions and patches.

Sure it's frustrating to be waiting for something and it not to be there. I waited for Rothfuss's Wise Man's Fear, after reading Name of the Wind. Now I am waiting for the end of the trilogy and it's frustrating because Rothfuss hasnt finished it. He is taking the time to make it what he wants it to be. I want to see how the plots get resolved. Frustrating, but that's life!

Lets stop asking about 'production ready' releases. And making snarky remarks when the expected replies come back. It's like asking a republican about a tax increase. No I am not suggesting a flame war on politics, but it's another example of asking the wrong question to someone who already views the world with a different perspective. Nothing good comes from it, no new light on a subject done to death already, no change of heart or view by anybody involved. So why do it?

Richard Hainsworth

On 11/22/2011 08:26 PM, Wendell Hatcher wrote:
Thanks, so it isnt production ready like a release which would be an official 
release of a new version of perl 5? I have the feeling after well over 5 years 
this will never happened. I hope Perl 6 doesnt get seen as a novelty or toy and 
people simply never use it if this hasnt already happened. Ruby is passing Perl 
by like Python did.

On Nov 22, 2011, at 9:08 AM, Tadeusz Sośnierz wrote:

On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 16:59:52 Wendell Hatcher wrote:
Are there people using Perl 6 in production at this time? Is Perl 6
production ready?
Kind regards,
Tadeusz Sośnierz

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