Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5
jesse at fsck.com
Fri Jan 25 18:14:49 GMT 2008
On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 12:54:29PM -0500, Matt Sergeant wrote:
> On 25-Jan-08, at 7:26 AM, Mark Overmeer wrote:
> >You can run both on Parrot, and this way use the new language to
> >extend your old code (with some limitations)
> Can we stop saying this lie, and say: "You will be able to run both
> on Parrot", or perhaps the more realistic: "You might be able to run
> both on Parrot some day".
How about "Once Perl 6 begins to be an appealing platform to run
production code in, an enterprising hacker will, no doubt, figure out
way to run Perl 6 code from within a Perl 5 runtime and vice-versa"?
While nobody would claim that Pugs is currently in a position to be used
for production code, it was at one time. And, somewhat unsurprisingly,
it sprouted just such an ability. IIRC, it started out as a desire to
have the DBI. That worked fine. And then through that, it went even a
bit nuttier: http://dev.pugscode.org/changeset/15725
So. I'm pretty sure that once Perl 6 on Parrot gets there, we'll see
something workable. But it ain't there yet.
Sorry. couldn't resist beating the dead ponie.
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