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Who is doing the CLI port of Perl?

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Ben Tilly
July 31, 2000 11:13
Who is doing the CLI port of Perl?
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The following caught my eye:,5859,2608991,00.html

CLI is Microsoft's VM for C#.  And according to Microsoft:

    While Java's VM is Java-specific, CLI is intended to be
    language-agnostic. C# is just one language that can be
    compiled into CLI bytecodes. According to Microsoft, 15
    languages for CLI are under development, including Perl,
    Python and Visual Basic.

Say what?  Are they just writing a C compiler for CLI?  Is this
just clueless marketing vapour?

What is the story, and should someone official issue a press
release denying the claim?

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