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February 12, 2001 10:59
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 06:35:17PM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> "par" stood for what?

Perl ARchive, just like jar (Java ARchive).  "par" will be the utility
to create pars.  To run a par, you'd use a seperate utility (so an
end-user doesn't have to carry around all the extra junk associated
with creating a par)  Unfortunately, "punar" is difficult to pronounce
so we will have to go with the shorter, easier to speak "pun". :P

> I'm assuming it's seen as a general (not just perl6) thing?

There seems to be two minds about this.  I think its perfectly
feasible to do now (perl2exe already does what par proposes) and
distribute seperately (and possibly with 5.8).  Others think its
better held as a Perl 6 utility and maybe make a prototype now.

Both can do their thing at the same time, doesn't matter.

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