introspection (and Perl 6)

Abigail abigail at
Fri Jan 25 11:12:54 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 08:54:05PM +0000, Dirk Koopman wrote:
> Andy Armstrong wrote:
> >On 23 Jan 2008, at 19:53, Jeff Anderson wrote:
> >>At any rate -- good luck with Perl 6. I for one don't need it. :)
> >
> >
> >Did you know you needed Perl 5 before you'd used it?
> >
> Many more people could see the point before perl 5 arrived. There were 
> several features that were new to perl, immediately comprehensible and 
> widely applicable. I respectfully submit that this is not the case with 
> perl6.

Also, almost everything that worked in perl4, still worked the same way 
in perl5. You didn't have to change the way you were used to code.

That's not true for the transistion between perl5 and perl6.


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