Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Nicholas Clark nick at
Wed Jan 30 16:53:14 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 11:38:55AM -0500, Jeff Anderson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 11:27 AM, jesse <jesse at> wrote:
> >  So, what have _you_ done to help Perl 6 get done sooner?
> Not a damn thing since i heard the news that -> became . and . became _
> I'd rather learn a new language if i am going to have to learn a new language.
> Hopefully Perl 7 will be a proper predecessor to Perl 5. I don't know

I assume you mean successor.

> what the hell happened to Perl 6. Oh wait, that's right. No backward
> compatibility.

I'm not aware of anyone writing a Perl 7.
On that basis alone, Perl 6 seems more likely to arrive.

> Again, why not just switch to Ruby or Python?

Nothing stopping you. But nothing stopping you sticking with Perl 5 either.
Whatever floats your boat.

Nicholas Clark

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