[OT] perl and CLRs

Nic Gibson nicg at noslogan.org
Wed May 2 09:28:27 BST 2007

On May 2, 2007, at 08:49, Dirk Koopman wrote:

> Sometime ago I asked the question as to whether it was worth  
> looking at producing a CLR such as monos (or even [spit] .NET).
> http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2007/05/01/ 
> microsoft_open_source_dot_net/
> It seems to me that although the people that replied said "it  
> couldn't be done", all the other major scripting languages have (or  
> nearly have) managed it. I can't believe that producing a mono/.NET  
> backend for perl is impossible - it might be limited, it may well  
> break modules in CPAN. But it *is* the way the world is going and  
> it does leverage work done elsewhere.
> Do we *really* want to continue to hold our noses in the air?
> Dirk

Haven't Activestate already done this?
The Perl Dev Kit page seems to imply that you get this with their  
ActivePerl stuff.
It also seems to imply that they have stopped supporting it but it's  
hard to find
much info on the site.


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