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Re: Why we're here

Dan Sugalski
July 24, 2000 07:32
Re: Why we're here
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At 09:17 AM 7/24/00 -0400, Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 01:18:06PM +0200, wrote:
> > Why is this? Because most potential Perl users are very different
> > than the UNIX and C programmers Larry wanted to attract when he
> > designed Perl to be universally useful. They aren't stupid, they
> > just don't see the benefits.
> >
> > Perl 6 should provide ammunition to shoot this damaging perception.
> > Above all, less complexity.
>The *option* of less complexity!  I propose that complexity be a
>configuration parameter.  Perl6 will be "embedded perl" -- fits all

Perl 6 will most *definitely* be an embedded perl. Easy and clean embedding 
is one of my primary goals. A small core with extended functionality 
provided by non-core things is a secondary one. (And one very much 
dependent on the updated language design in many ways)


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