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Dan Sugalski
August 7, 2000 12:53
Re: I'm a lurker too ...
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At 03:39 PM 8/7/00 -0400, lovine wrote:
>1. A Perl to C or Perl to machine code compiler. Perl is fast, but
>compiled C is an order of magnitude faster. (And I vote for data types,
>i.e. my int $num, so that a compiler do its job that much better.) (Though I'll be up-front and tell you this is a 
secondary priority, after getting a portable interpreter)

>2. Make it very easy to use compiled libraries.

perl6-internals as well.

>3. Visual Perl. Just like Visual Basic and Delphi, but its Perl and runs
>almost everywhere, not just windows.(I know ActiveState is working on a
>product called Visual Perl, but I'm note sure this will be just like VB
>or if it will run on non-windows platforms.)

perl6-internals for any hooks this'll need, perl6-language for the 
perl-visible bits, and a group of volunteers. Strictly speaking it's not a 
perl 6 core thing. (Writing portable windowing code across all the 
platforms perl runs on would be.... interesting :)


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