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So, when I install "Perl," I install Perl.

Which Perl?

I thought I made that very clear in my first message -- Perl 5. I have and do install Perl 5. When I do that, I go to perl.org, from where I directed to cpan from where I download perl-5.12.2 http://www.cpan.org/src/5.0/perl-5.12.2.tar.gz. Mind it, not Rakudo or some other name. I download Perl 5, which is evident from the name of the tar gzip archive. I install it and then I call /usr/local/bin/perl the executable.

See, no confusion at all. Everything is Perl. No metaphysics, no Platonists, no existentialists. Just plain simple Perl all the way.

This is not the case with Perl 6. I click on download on perl6.org, and I am redirected to rakudo.org. By that time, I am in the, "What the..." mode.

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In reply to Re^4: What is Perl 6? by punkish
in thread What is Perl6? by punkish

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