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Re^9: ** operator in perl

by Zen (Deacon)
on Feb 09, 2009 at 15:06 UTC ( #742454=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: ** operator in perl
in thread ** operator in perl

Specifically his post about the naming of perl6 vs it's lineage.

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Re^10: ** operator in perl
by ysth (Canon) on Feb 10, 2009 at 02:31 UTC
    Ah, I see. You said:
    Actually, 6 is called perl because it is written by the same author(s). Proof? It doesn't run 5 code.
    Someone took exception to the latter part, and you defended the former part. No wonder I was confused. Sigh.
      The former part is discussed in the linked node as to why LW did not change the name. The latter part is defensible also. They have a "proof of concept." I'm more than willing to change my position and join the bandwagon when I can move my scripts over and turn off the p6 syntax (e.g. the new For loop), unless I need some feature.

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