Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Jonathan Rockway jon at
Tue Jan 29 17:26:07 GMT 2008

Dirk Koopman <djk at> writes:

> Aaron Trevena wrote:
>>> 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?
>> In a word, no.
>> It's always been advertised that you will be able to mix both
>> together, so perl 6 can use perl 5 cpan modules, and vice versa (I
>> think)
> That will be a very clever trick if it comes off. Particularly with
> all those XS based CPAN modules.

It's not that clever.  You can embed Perl5 in any program.  That's how
the mechanism in Pugs works, BTW, and it's apparently good enough to use

Jonathan Rockway

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