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From Shankar Unni <>
Subject RE: target as a property
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2001 17:34:59 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Deibler []
> Subject: Re: target as a property
> Can we quantify the number of people who really want these features?

We'll never get this resolved this way. This is basically the old cathedral
.vs. bazaar debate :

Quoth Peter: "The path to perl is paved with good intentions".  Hey, Perl
*does* have millions of users, and the number grows every day, so they must
be doing something right in the middle of all those screwups :-) (given all
the choices these days - Python, etc.) 

On the other hand, the Perl 6 feature list proposals contains a number of
"anti-features" - experiments in Perl 5 that the maintainers have come to
recognize as mistakes, and are trying to figure out how to deprecate..

Tough choice. As Peter says: the best thing may be to fork the codebase
(after 1.4 spins off), and have a group of volunteers evolve ant with more
scripting features, and see if it's a mistake or not.


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