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Simon Cozens
July 31, 2000 20:24
Re: perl 6 requirements
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On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 09:13:54PM -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> Do not expect your sort of voice to be as easily heard here and
> hereabouts as those calling forth a brand new, compsci-inspired
> language that they nonetheless plan to continue refer to as Perl.

This is why we need people what Perl *is* to get on the language list
and fight the incoming. Perl 6 is meant to be the next version of Perl,
not the bastard child of Python and Java.

> Witness the unabashed support for such B&D constructions as strong
> typing, something which Larry said Perl would never have.

Yuh, and lex/yacc parsing, which simply cannot work. Why not? Because
that's how Perl is. End of story.

> There's a lot of reason why this is all happening now, but one isn't
> allowed to discuss such.  Sorry.
OK, now I'm scared. What's up, Tom? Private email is fine.

!07/11 PDP a ni deppart m'I  !pleH

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