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Re: Working Group Proposal

Joshua N Pritikin
July 20, 2000 08:53
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 11:29:34AM -0400, wrote:
> Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> > 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.
> My humble suggestion: Objective C.

As a target for the code generator?  Sure, whatever.  Maybe a picture
will help:

  Perl5 => Intermediate Representation (C or C++ or Obj-C) => Perl6

The part I want to emphasize is that Perl6 should not be written in a
low-level language.  Chip's Topaz idea was to use C++ instead of C. 
Maybe C++ is still too low-level.  I propose that perl6 be written
exclusively in perl5.

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