Tag Archives: p5p

The GitHub pulls scoreboard says I'm losing

I'm embarrassed to admit that I just fixed a bug, shipped the module, and then discovered a 2-year old pull request that fixed it better. Oops. I hate things like that! Fortunately, I just discovered that GitHub offers a pull request scoreboard with two views: Pulls sent: https://github.com/dashboard/pulls Pulls pending: https://github.com/dashboard/pulls/public Unfortunately, the scoreboard says […]

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My Perl 6 post was really about Perl 5

As I see the comments about my Is Perl 6 pointless, hopeless or just not done? article, I realize that I've somehow misled people into thinking I was posing a conundrum about Perl 6. I'm not. In the various debates about the evolution of Perl 5 -- how fast it should evolve, whether it should […]

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Is Perl 6 pointless, hopeless or just not done?

[Update: as you read this, when I say "Perl 6", it will help if you take that as "production-ready Perl 6".] I've been in the middle of several debates discussions about the evolution of Perl 5 in the last few weeks. I've come to realize that inherent in various attitudes are three points of view […]

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Crossing the Perl Rubicon

Yes, this is another blog post reacting to Matt S. Trout's Pumpkin Perl idea. (His followups are here and here.) I've considered a long, thoughtful reply about what I see as the problems Perl 5 faces, why various proposals I've heard fall short, and what I think is meaningful for the future of Perl 5. […]

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Updated: Visualizing Perl 5 release history

Perl Release History

Today marks the release of Perl 5.16.2. I've updated my Perl 5 release history chart to reflect this and other recent releases, as well as the forthcoming 5.12.5 security release (expected in November) and next year's 5.18.0. The 5.12.5 release will be notable for falling outside the regular support window, but within the security support […]

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