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"Perl 6 is Cursed! I hate it!"

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  1. lordpipe Link
    I thought it was kind of amusing how different the response to this article on Hacker News and Proggit were. Proggit got mad, but Hacker News just dismissed the article as satire intended to...

    I thought it was kind of amusing how different the response to this article on Hacker News and Proggit were. Proggit got mad, but Hacker News just dismissed the article as satire intended to embrace Perl 6 as a silly hobbyist language intended for fun and language experimentation.


    From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl_6 — description of Perl 6:

    Perl 6 (also known as Raku) is a member of the Perl family of programming languages.

    [...]

    The break in compatibility was mandated from the start of the project, and immediately allowed some of the changes that Larry Wall had suggested in his initial speech. "Historical warts" such as the confusion surrounding sigil usage for containers; the ambiguity between the select functions; the syntactic impact of bareword filehandles; and many other problems that Perl programmers had discussed fixing for years were some of the first issues addressed.

    Over the years, Perl 6 has undergone several alterations in its direction. The introduction of concepts from Python and Ruby were early influences, but as the Pugs interpreter was written in the Haskell programming language, many functional programming influences were absorbed by the Perl 6 design team.

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