Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Mark Overmeer mark at
Fri Jan 25 15:18:23 GMT 2008

* David Cantrell (david at [080125 14:40]:
>            ...  We were told very early on that existing perl
> code would work in the new language, and that the only change that would
> be required was that you *must* use the keyword 'package' for anything
> non-trivial as a compiler hint that yes, this really is old code.  Hence
> 'package main' in some of my code from a few years ago when perl 6 was
> expected by Christmas.

Perl6 is still expected by Christmas.
And well, we can merge Perl5 and Perl6 code, so actually above is still
true...  but more in the "Inline::C" sense, with Parrot as connector.
I feel that as a sane approach.

       Mark Overmeer MSc                                MARKOV Solutions
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