Allison Randal allison at parrot.org
Tue Jul 7 19:07:42 UTC 2009

bsdz wrote:
> This is the same as bug #562 I filed months ago. I also sent several
> messages to the newsgroups and asked several questions in IRC.
> However, no one wanted to rise to the challenge and decide how this
> should work - no architect (or perhaps, one more interested in being
> in control rather than deciding on important behaviour). It was this
> bug or at least the way key players in the parrot team lacked interest
> in it that led me to feel that Parrot isn't interested in supporting
> any language other than Perl 6. This just made it all a bit too
> cliquey for me.

Yes, it's a bug, yes it needs to be fixed, and no we haven't fixed it yet.

And, no, Perl 6 isn't the only language we're interested in supporting. 
Personally, I'm more interested in Python 3 at the moment, and there are 
a broad array of people working here who are more interested in various 
other languages.

99.999999999% of the time, if some task isn't getting done, the cause is 
limited volunteer time. So, you really don't need to stretch and invent 
more obscure motivations.


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