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Re: Introducing Myself and what I wish to achieve

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February 24, 2003 13:39
Re: Introducing Myself and what I wish to achieve
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Shlomi Fish <> wrote:
:This message is meant as an introduction, to this mailing list,
:of me and what I want to do. My name is Shlomi Fish [...]

Pleased to meet you, Shlomi.

:1. Rindolf - Rindolf is a dialect of Perl that is fully backward compatible
:to Perl 5. A working specification of it can be found here:

This series of documents presents a lot of interesting ideas. I find this
line particularly interesting:
  If Perl 5 is ANSI C, then Perl 6 is going to be something like Java.
  Rindolf will be C++, and the analogy is perfectly fine.

.. since earlier today I read something surprisingly similar at
  > I think the difference between Perl 5 and 6 will much greater than
  > the difference between C and C++ :) 
  I very much doubt it. More like the difference between pre-ANSI C++
  and post-ANSI C++.

It would also be worth looking at the rest of that thread, in particular
for the comparison between a quick reference for perl5 and for perl6.

:I'd be very happy if some of Rindolf's features can make it into perl5.

At first glance, I suspect that several of them could be implemented
by way of modules without needing any changes to the perl core - I would
strongly recommend taking a look at the implementation of some of the
modules on CPAN in the Perl6:: namespace.

However I think you may have taken an unfortunate approach to presenting
your ideas: in your 'Philosophy' section you talk a lot about competition
between languages, and by talking initially about the creation of a new
language I suspect many perl5 devotees will see you as just another
branch of that competition, and may be less inclined to take your ideas
seriously as a result.

:2. Revamping the Perl 5 Man Pages

Patches to improve the documentation are always welcome.


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