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PHP which tried to address unicode in version 6, but then abandoned it and went straight to 7. Perl, which amusingly also at version 6 decided on a huge re-write, but then just decided to rename the version as an actual new language "Raku".

Re Raku, in hindsight, this was the right call. Give a new language a new name, and the story stays simple.

Yep. Also people are not shamed and ridiculed online because they did not upgraded to new language.

It if was such a righ call, why did it die ?

Why do you think it is dead?

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