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Re^3: What is Perl6?

by punkish (Priest)
on Nov 22, 2010 at 03:08 UTC ( #872872=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Rakudo embeds libparrot, so after you've installed a Rakudo Star release you don't even have to know that you have Parrot installed.
Thatís the funny thing... once I've installed it all, I go back to writing Perl, and running it using perl(6). I don't have to even think of Rakudo (and I am not sure what the relationship is between "Rakudo" and "Rakudo Star"... the latter seems to be a product on a web site that is called just or Parrot.

So, post-installation, life is simple again. That is a clear identity, and I hope that can be maintained and publicized and reinforced. Simplicity *always* wins out over complexity.


when small people start casting long shadows, it is time to go to bed

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Re^4: What is Perl6?
by ikegami (Pope) on Nov 22, 2010 at 03:50 UTC
    I believe "Star" is a version, and that they'll be using numbers eventually.

      Actually "Star" is the name of a distribution (just like "activestate" or "strawberry"). The version is a month name, and will stay that way.

        In that case will the star releases bundle libraries, external modules and few dev tools?

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