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Re^3: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long
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The requirement that says "Must run on every OS known to Man, and then some." Writing C that's that portable is hard, but I don't think I need to tell you that. One of the features I haven't mentioned is PGE, which is, essentially, the parser. Patrick Michaud is currently writing it in PIR. Who's going to write it in C? I don't know enough portable C to do so ... finding someone who knows enough, has the time, and is interested is going to be a ... challenge.
My criteria for good software:
- Does it work?
- Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?