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Re: Working Group Proposal

Piers Cawley
July 20, 2000 06:25
Re: Working Group Proposal
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Joshua N Pritikin <> writes:

> On a more serious note, will perl6 be written in C or C++?  If C, then I
> suggest that we avoid actually writing any C by hand, and instead write
> a perl5 code generator for each major component.

I was thinking the plan was to be able to write perl in perl. I kind
of assumed that this would mean that there would be a rather more
fully blown perl compiler that produced 'real' machine language
(either via C or directly).

Which seems a tad ambitious, but it would be very nice.

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