Joshua N Pritikin wrote: > On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 11:29:34AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > My humble suggestion: Objective C. > > As a target for the code generator? Sure, whatever. Maybe a picture > will help: > > Perl5 => Intermediate Representation (C or C++ or Obj-C) => Perl6 > > 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. Well, if the point is to generate the code from some HLL (like perl5), I don't particularly care what the back-end language is; I would think that we'd prefer C, since it's extremely well supported and but a little removed from the metal. But I'm not convinced that compiling from perl5 is a good idea, for the simple reason that it's still Not There Yet, after all these years. -- John Porter Aus tiefem Traum bin ich erwacht.