On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, you wrote: > WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE ABOUT PERL? From what I've understood, the goal of perl6 is not to change the language, but the implementation. The new implementation should be designed so that it is easier/more simple to change the language in the future. > HOW WILL THIS CHANGE BE AN IMPROVEMENT? FOR WHOM, AND UNDER WHAT > CIRCUMSTANCES? These changes should, as I just typed, will make it easier for the perl designers/implementors to modify the core of perl. > *PLEASE* STAY AWAY FROM IMPLEMENTATION SPECIFICS UNTIL YOU'VE ACHIEVED > SOME CLARITY AND CONSENSUS ON THE FIRST TWO POINTS! THIS IS NOT THE > `MY-FAVORITE-KIND-OF-ALGORITHM-IS-THUS-AND-SO' CLUB! I don't really see how this has gotten to an algorithm war. The discussion, in this particular 'thread' is still about the overall layout of the new perl code base and what the different implementations will mean to time spent at different levels of abstraction.