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A large market for Perl 6 *is* existing Perl 5 users. The quesion is this. If you have to learn a whole lot of new operators is it easier to learn a new language or to learn perl 6?

I like javascript as a language limited though that may be. I hate actually working with it because, like many hacks, I have in the past had to make two almost similar languages (JScript and Javascript/Live Script) work. The major problem is that they are just similar enough to trick you.

Perl 6 will face this hurdle. There is a lot of perl 5 code and there are a lot of perl 5 coders out there. When/if perl 6 arrives there will be concurrent perl5 and perl6 code which is rather similar to the J(ava)script issue. Sure you can say use perl5 in perl6 but this is very similar to saying I will only code JS for IE.

Are there any examples of languages that have rather radically changed the API in the past? By radical change I mean breaking almost every existing progam more complex then hello world.

cheers

tachyon


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