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NewsFactor: Perl Features of the Future - Part 2

Feb 14, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Change can be scary, especially for those who have grown accustomed to the status quo over a period of several years. And in the programming world, sweeping change is brewing. Perl 6 is a fairly ambitious redesign of both the Perl language and the Perl interpreter, so Perl 5 developers may be a bit nervous about the prospect of drastic changes. But Allison Randal, one of the Perl 6 design team members, told NewsFactor that programmers have little to worry about.

"There will be some learning involved, but it isn't like learning an entirely new language," he said. "It's more like adding a few new words to your vocabulary."

"Damian Conway, another member of the design team, agreed. 'The most important message is ... that the 'feel' of the language won't change at all,' he said..."

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