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Freshmeat: Critique of Where Perl 6 is Heading

Oct 18, 2004, 13:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"The design of Perl 6 is progressively laid out in the Perl 6 Apocalypses which are written by Larry Wall (the original creator and designer of Perl versions 1 through 5), and exemplified in the Exegeses by Damian Conway and others. There's a more progressive design which has been shared among the members of the perl6-language Mailing List, but hasn't been formulated into a specification yet, and/or has not finally been decided upon by Larry.

"It is evident from the Apocalypses and Exegeses that Perl 6 will break compatibility with Perl 5 in many ways (usually deliberately). Furthermore, it incorporates a lot of features and paradigms from different languages that are not common in most languages in common use today..."

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