Well, yes, but that's only when you are doing something
in pure C. If you now do something in pure C, and use
XS for it, porting it to Perl6/Parrot would be reasonable
straightforward. But a lot of XS code deals with Perl
internals, whether that's pure XS or Inline::C.
especially knowing that Inline::C will
be in the 5.10 core.
Right. 5.10. When will that happen? After more than a year,
we still have no 5.9.0, or even goals for 5.9.0. I might
be pessimistic, but I think any new Perl development going
on that's going to be released "soon" will be found in
5.8.2 and 5.6.2/3. I had hoped the p5p BOF in Paris would
shed some light on the timepath for 5.10, but there wasn't
anything in the minutes, so I guess it wasn't discussed.