Tag Archives: p5p

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 […]

Posted in perl programming | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in p5p, perl programming | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

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. […]

Posted in p5p, perl programming | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in p5p, perl programming | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

Visualizing the Perl 5 support policy

Perl 5 Release Timeline (Amended)

My last post showed historical Perl 5 release cycles, but comments I got on and off the blog suggested that my vaguely positive sentiments about the official support policy were misunderstood. This post expands and clarifies my view. I have redone my Perl 5 release cycle graph again with a few changes. First, for the […]

Posted in p5p | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

© 2009-2015 David Golden All Rights Reserved