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Re^2: How much Perl6 have we got?

by stu42j (Sexton)
on Aug 23, 2005 at 15:22 UTC ( #485940=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How much Perl6 have we got?
in thread How much Perl6 have we got?

So, did the joke inspire the real Parrot or was the idea of a multi-language virtual machine already being worked on?

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Re^3: How much Perl6 have we got?
by davorg (Chancellor) on Aug 23, 2005 at 15:39 UTC

    I don't think the joke made people think "actually, that's want we really need for Perl 6". But once someone came up with the idea of multi-language virtual machine it didn't take long for someone to remember the joke and realise that the VM had to be called Parrot.


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    -- Chip Salzenberg

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