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Reini Urban
September 4, 2014 23:33
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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And for reference, that was my core roadmap:
This is basically a tiny step to get Perl from a mere scripting to a
programming language
and use a fast OO, both steps already done in perl6.

This is based on the old 200[1-4] status, when there were enough perl5
people around who understood the issues and could talk about it. Most
of this is also in the various standard
perl books.

I left out the ffi, as this could also be done in a library.

Currently I'm in favor to add a fast/non-complete HM type inferencer
to it, similar to B::CC,
but probably with ugly optional type hints in comments or pragmas for
CPAN back-compat, as in the various other languages (e.g. mypy).
And the VM really needs a complete overhaul, as done in ruby and moar.
Reini Urban

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