Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Abigail abigail at
Tue Jan 29 13:37:56 GMT 2008

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 01:10:29PM +0000, Aidan Samuel wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2008 8:03 AM, Jonathan Rockway <jon at> wrote:
> >
> > Or even, how about writing your own language?  Then it can work exactly
> > how you want!  It's even in the "Design Patterns" book.  Enterprisey!
> >
> It seems like opinions are strongly polarised on the perl 5/6 issue.
> Will this lead to two versions of perl being maintained, cpan module
> authors taking side, confusion to outsiders, and hence the eventual
> demise of perl?

I see 'perl6' in the same way as 'PHP' and 'Ruby'. They both started
from the idea "we want something like Perl, but then different". 
They both have their followers. They both pulled people away from Perl.
Neither of them killed Perl.

Why would perl6 kill Perl?

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