Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Abigail abigail at
Fri Jan 25 14:28:37 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 01:54:05PM +0000, virtualsue wrote:
> Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> >
> >On 25 Jan 2008, at 13:45, Peter Corlett wrote:
> >>
> >>Just rename Parrot to Parrot Virtual Machine, Perl6 to Parrot, and a 
> >>whole
> >>load of tedious flamewars retreading the same tired old arguments will go
> >>away.
> >
> >*applause*
> >
> It would be nice if Perl6/Parrot would stop using a perfectly good version 
> number that Perl really needs.

Well, we could do the same trick as SUN/Solaris did. Since we ('the perl5
crowd') don't have any plans to increment the major version number,
we might as well drop it.

So, the next major version of perl would be perl 12.


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