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Re^3: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long

by duff (Parson)
on Mar 02, 2006 at 15:58 UTC ( #533942=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long
in thread Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long

Pugs, while quite brilliant implementation, supports and depends on parrot

I don't think that pugs depends on parrot in any way. Sure, if you want to use PGE (which is written in PIR), then you need a working parrot somewhere. But that's just a small part of what you get from pugs.

Besides, now that there's a prototype implementation of PGE, who's to say that someone won't recreate it using Parsec? (In fact, I believe Audrey has already started doing this) Just because some small part of pugs uses parrot doesn't mean that that part can't be swapped out with a non-parrot version at any time.

The real question is: Will we get a workable perl6 compiler out of all this? :-)

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