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Re: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

by gmpassos (Priest)
on Mar 12, 2003 at 18:19 UTC ( #242456=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

How about Perl6?! Before Perl5, we had Perl4. Who really know Perl, know that from 4 to 5 we have a "new" language. We are just following what was done before.

Note that Perl6 will be done after test a lot of ideas and theories that was used in the last 10 years! Today we know what the best choices to do.

Other thing, since Perl6 will run over Parrot, and to do that we need to convert our Perl6 code to Parrot assembly. Why not make a converter from Perl5 to Parrot assembly too?

And we are free to make an hybrid of Perl5 and Perl6 too! Perl5X (X from ex, ex from hexagon).

Graciliano M. P.
"The creativity is the expression of the liberty".

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Re: Re: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6
by TimToady (Parson) on Mar 12, 2003 at 19:15 UTC
    Nah, if it's something less than Perl, it'd have to be decremented as a string, which leaves us with Perk, with vague connotations of Java-like restrictions.

    On the other hand, if you increment Perl, you get things like Perm, Pern, Pero, Perp, Perq, Perr, Pers, Pert, Peru, Perv, Perw, Perx, Pery, Perz, many of which have interesting associations...

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[LanX]: I think it's a flag problem ... I'll produce a reprodocable example for SOPW
[Corion]: "flag problem" to me sounds like "contains UTF-8 bytes but was never properly decoded to an UTF-8 string"
[LanX]: not my code ...
[choroba]: yeah, sounds like one of the strings is not flagged as UTF-8
[choroba]: which usually means its input wasn't handled correctly
[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, I think that would be the good solution
[LanX]: I suspect the first string which comes from the DB ...
[LanX]: ... but this part is already in production for a year now
[Corion]: LanX: The "good" approach here would be to use the appropriate DBI parameters to make the driver decode strings properly. But that will have a ripple-on effect of messing up all the places where manual decoding happens ;)
[LanX]: which means albeit being broken UTF8 it'll be handled correctly

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