Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2014-09-13

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01:51 TimToady When I see the turf squabbles between closely related languages fighting to be the One True Version, I am *so* glad we broke compatibility hard enough that there is no doubt that Perl 5 and Perl 6 are different, coexisting languages. :)
02:57 BenGoldberg Are there turf squabbles between, say lisp and scheme?
03:10 TimToady not on RC anyway
03:11 TimToady I'd say they are sufficiently different that it's not a problem
03:11 TimToady even Scheme and Racket are different enough in what they're trying to do
03:14 kpreid the biggest turf squabble in lisp land is whether "scheme" is-a "lisp", and it's pretty low key
03:25 davido_ BenGoldberg Lisp is mostly a loosely defined family, and Scheme is just one of the family members.  I think lisp-ers are ok with that concept.
03:26 davido_ I don't even see much fuss over Racket.
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16:10 eMBee TimToady: which languages are squabbeling?
16:12 TimToady most recently, REXX and ooRexx
16:17 eMBee but isn't that mostly helped by the fact that both were implemented by different people?
16:18 eMBee i mean compared to perl or python where the same person is behind both
16:22 eMBee at worst you'll get people asking "oh, our dear bdfl, please enlighten us, should we continue the path you set forth in your original version of perl, and use perl 5, or should we brave the new spirit that is given to us in perl 6. tell us, which is the true perl?"
16:24 eMBee and then you'll get to answer something like: "my dear friends, follow your hears, and whatever your work requirements dictate, any version of perl may be considered the true perl. there is more than one way to do it. and there is more than one version of perl to choose from. choose wisely, but don't squabble over your choice, as whichever choice you make, it is the right one"
16:25 TimToady yes, unblessed forks are often driven by personality issues, which tend to persist
16:25 TimToady whereas I can at least pretend not to have multiple personality disorder :)
16:30 eMBee heh, i forgot about the word blessing being actually used in this context. "all versions of perl are blessed my child. choose any version of your preference, and don't squabble over your neighbors choice. you have my blessings" :-)
16:38 eMBee on a related note, the difference between perl 5 and 6 makes clear that both will coexist for the time to come, which is different from python, where people are not squabbeling but instead struggeling to move everything over to python 3.
16:40 * eMBee is now struggeling to stay up and he better go to bed if he wants to avoid squabbeling with his wife ;-)
17:09 ivanshmakov Per my experience, the community version of the Perl’s motto is: there’s more than one way to do it, as long as it: a. uses POD for documentation; b. uses no English for pronounceable predefined variable names; c. …
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