Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Dirk Koopman djk at
Tue Jan 29 17:16:18 GMT 2008

Philip Newton wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2008 4:10 PM, Aidan Samuel <aidan.samuel at> wrote:
>> If a large minority (or small majority) of perl5 developers stay
>> behind and refuse to accept perl6, we could end up with 50% of cpan
>> modules being developed for 5, and 50% with 6 in mind.
> That's assuming that perl6 modules end up on CPAN and not on CP6AN or
> The Vaults of Archimedes or the Perl6 Extension and Application
> Repository or Perl6Forge or something.

And anyway, seeing that perl5 is so difficult and generally deficient, 
who would want to pollute the perl 6 version of CPAN with cranky, old or 
just generally outmoded perl5 stuff anyway?

(Actually, there is a fairly strong case for saying that quite a lot of 
CPAN is cranky, old or just generally useless anyway - so starting again 
might well be the least worse option).

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