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Re: Re: Perl 5 -> 6 do's and don'ts?
in thread Perl 5 -> 6 do's and don'ts?
Well, yes, but that's only when you are doing something
in pure C. If you now do something in pure C, and use
XS for it, porting it to Perl6/Parrot would be reasonable
straightforward. But a lot of XS code deals with Perl
internals, whether that's pure XS or Inline::C.
especially knowing that Inline::C will
be in the 5.10 core.
Right. 5.10. When will that happen? After more than a year,
we still have no 5.9.0, or even goals for 5.9.0. I might
be pessimistic, but I think any new Perl development going
on that's going to be released "soon" will be found in
5.8.2 and 5.6.2/3. I had hoped the p5p BOF in Paris would
shed some light on the timepath for 5.10, but there wasn't
anything in the minutes, so I guess it wasn't discussed.