Thursday, March 24

Perl 9 from the wife's perspective

In case you missed the not-so-recent interview on, there was a fantastic and hilarious response from Gloria Wall(Larry Wall's wife) that I thought could be highlighted.

LXF: You said that Perl 6 was your one chance to break backwards compatibility. Do you think Perl 9 might be the same thing again?
GW: There's not going to be a Perl 9.

Larry went on to talk about how Perl might get to a major release 9, but the way I picture that in my head is my wife responding to a question like that about something I was working on that had consumed a major portion of my life.  To me, that is some funny stuff... in the spirit of "Wife says no, Apple says yes".

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