Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Jeff Anderson captvanhalen at
Fri Jan 25 17:00:28 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 6:30 AM, Matt Johnson <mwj at> wrote:
>  ... sigil change makes me want to run
>  screaming for the hills. Why completely change a paradigm that's worked
>  fine for many years (that the sigil designates the return type) -- to
>  something which appears to be different for the sake of difference (now
>  the sigil designates the type we're looking into)?
>  Ugh. This kind of massive change to the language is part of the reason
>  why many users of Perl5 are really going to be disinclined to move to
>  Perl6

*raises hand -- My only gripe here is that i didn't want to have to
switch to another language to get a few new features.


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