What is Python's answer to Perl 6?

Valentino Volonghi aka Dialtone dialtone.##NOSPAM#$#$$# at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 12:58:41 CEST 2004

Reinhold Birkenfeld <reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net> wrote:
> Yes, I read most of the Apocalypses, the Exegeses and the Synopses.

I hope it worths the effort :P

> For average programs, it seems that it will. Just think about classes.
> One thing the freshmeat article complains about is breaking
> compatibility. Well, you can't correct design mistakes by keeping old
> syntax around.

Correct, but breaking everything in the language will make Perl6 a
completely new one, just preserving the name. And the community will have to
relearn from scratch to love it. Are you ready to almost trash all the
current perl5 library? 

> PS: I'm happy with Python, and I'm not going to complain about it. But
> as a programmer who uses both languages, I'm just asking because I'm
> curious...

I actually hope python 3.0 is not that far away, since there are some tiny
things that really need to be fixed in python2. Perl and Python, after all,
have a very different philosophy and the featurefulness of perl6 will be
matched with the extreme simplicity and clarity of python (which is also
a feature)

Valentino Volonghi aka Dialtone
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