Posted by: Anonymous
on October 19, 2008 09:11 AM
As a Perl fan who will soon be forced to learn Python simply because of the latter's growing popularity, I say: "Yay!" Perl is always backwardly compatible. There are obvious discontinuities such as the introduction of threads in 5.8.x, but it is a design goal and Perl tradition not to break programs that ran on earlier versions of Perl. So this unpopular move by Guido may well encourage more use of Perl and less of Python.