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Re^3: What is Perl 6?

by Cody Fendant (Friar)
on Nov 27, 2010 at 06:35 UTC ( #873968=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: What is Perl 6?
in thread What is Perl6?

This is one of those things where you have to talk to me like I'm an idiot ...

Perl 6 has to run on something ... You need a VM

why do we need a Virtual Machine? Why does Perl 6 need one and Perl 5 doesn't? What does Perl 5 "run on"?

As far as I'm concerned, with my obviously embarrassing levels of knowledge, my perl scripts don't "run on" something, they run by using the perl interpreter, and they "run on" my computer.

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Re^4: What is Perl 6?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 27, 2010 at 08:35 UTC
    Perl 5 runs on a virtual machine, but its ad-hoc , without formal spec...

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