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Re: Working Group Proposal

Joshua N Pritikin
July 20, 2000 07:09
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 02:21:21PM +0100, wrote:
> 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).

Yah, sounds fun.

I envision a more specialized version of CFront (C++ to C translator). 
Of course we have different goals than the designers of C++ -- we don't
have to care about source code compatibility with C, and we could also
generate C++ (or whatever) from the same backend.

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