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Re: Working Group Proposal

Joshua N Pritikin
July 20, 2000 09:19
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 12:17:46PM -0400, wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 11:53:28AM -0400, Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> > 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.
> Writing it in perl5 doesn't make much sense to me. If it's written in perl,
> it should be written in perl6. That of course gives you a bootstrap
> problem, but that has succesfully been solved for other compilers too.

Sure.  I propose perl5 only because it's already working and should be
sufficiently powerful to handle the task.  Of course we can port the
perl5 code to perl6, once perl6 is actually working.

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