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Re: Working Group Proposal

Clinton A. Pierce
July 20, 2000 09:30
Re: Working Group Proposal
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From: Joshua N Pritikin <>
>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.

If you're planning on changing a lot of the language, an initial attempt
at Perl 6 in Perl 5 would give you the ability to try a lot of things
out without a lot of cost and complexity.  This would be a throwaway,
of course, but would provide a reference implementation to base a 
C/C++/gcc frontend/Haskel/Java/Assembler coding project on.

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