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Re: Working Group Proposal

Joshua N Pritikin
July 20, 2000 09:46
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 12:30:39PM -0400, wrote:
> 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.
> Perl is good for producing rapid prototypes, after all...

Hm.  You seem confused about what I am proposing.  Let me emphasize that
any perl5 implementation of perl6 will be a (C?) code generator.  This
generated C code will then compile into a perl6 binary.  In this way,
perl6 could be distributed as perl5 code, C code, or as a binary.

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