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Nathan Torkington
July 31, 2000 09:25
Re: ZDNet article on Perl 6
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Here's what I *actually* said to the reporter:

> I have forwarded your message to the Perl Mongers head, Brian Foy.
> He's in a better position to deal with your questions as I'm on
> holiday with infrequent net and phone access.
> Perl success stories:
> Perl 6 is a ground-up rewrite of the Perl internals, and we're going
> to take the opportunity to look closely at the language and how people
> are using it now so that we can change it to accomodate their new uses
> (this may, or may not, include support for typing, formal interfaces,
> and easier extensions in C).  The newly-added "back-ends" for the Perl
> 5 system will let us automatically translate almost all of the
> existing Perl 5 code into any new language, so while we expect Perl 6
> to look familiar to Perl 5 users, we aren't completely shackled by
> slavish backwards compatibility.
> I hope this helps you.

I didn't even *mention* the web.  Bah :-)


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