Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2014-06-06

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17:37 jeffreykegler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MShbP3OpASA
17:37 jeffreykegler A talk by Linus at in Aalto Finland(?) back in 2012
17:38 jeffreykegler At 55:13 he talks about the role of vision in big projects and says he's (basically) against it -- preferring "passion" and "execution"
17:40 jeffreykegler The whole talk is well worth listening to, but I point out this section because the question of a "big" Marpa project to get visibility does come up, and I've (frankly) resisted the idea.
17:41 jeffreykegler Linus states the reasons probably better than I could.  If we organized into a big project, it would be at the expense of people pursuing individual interests ("passions"), and I feel the loss would far outweigh the gain.
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23:01 Aria I agree completely.
23:01 Aria Also, even Linux suffers from insufficient composability. It's really hard for someone to make something outside the main tree and have it stay working.
23:02 Aria A smaller project wouldn't trash the work of others so often.
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23:21 jeffreykegler This is not to say I don't encourage ambitious and multi-person projects -- it's just that I am against an "all the wood behind one arrow" approach.
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23:22 ronsavage The other problem with big projects is the cost of management - which has all sort of connotations.
23:23 jeffreykegler ronsavage: yes, indeed

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