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In the beginning, there was a joke. A joke that said that Perl and Python would merge in a new language called Parrot.

And then come the idea of Perl6, and the name Parrot was given to a new virtual machine on which Perl6 will run.

You have that slightly out of order. The announcement of Perl 6 was in July 2000. Simon Cozens' Parrot joke was April 1st 2001. Here's Simon's article about the joke.

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In reply to Re: How much Perl6 have we got? by davorg
in thread How much Perl6 have we got? by bronto

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