Issue #429 - 2019-10-14 - Name and identity

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Hi there!

It feels strange writing this from the stage of the Perl weekly newsletter, but I am happy with the renaming of Perl 6 to something unrelated to Perl. It will hopefully give a better chance for it to shine.

Some of the Perl programmers will still blame Perl 6 (or Raku) for the fact that less people use Perl today, but hopefully the name change will reduce this type of noise. This will give a better opportunity to the Perl 6 / Raku developers to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

For a long time I was hoping for the simple solution explained by Andrew Shitov, but I am afraid some people in the Perl community would not allow that. At least not socially.

So as much as it hurts, I think separating from Perl is in the best interest of Perl 6 / Raku.

Enjoy your week!

ps. I might need to add a subtitle to the newsletter: "covering Perl, Raku, and everything related."

Gabor Szabo


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