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Re: Why Change?

by mr_mischief (Monsignor)
on Apr 08, 2008 at 03:48 UTC ( #678913=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why Change?

If all of the Perl6 and Parrot teams' ambitions come to fruition, you'll be able to put together this statement to market it all by:

Perl6 is a clean, modern, multi-paradigm language which allows Perl, Python, Ruby, Lisp, Lua, TCL, and PHP programmers to share code and work together while providing good runtime performance.

Your second marketing run-on could be this:

It offers clean macros, multimethod dispatch, vector operations, lazy evaluation, dynamic typing with optional static type checking, strong OO support, Just-in-Time compilation, and a virtual machine optimized for dynamic languages while borrowing a mostly familiar syntax from the tried-and-true Perl5.

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