a worthwhile replacement for Perl 5.
I still don't get all this endeavour to re-write P5 in P6. P5 is perfectly embeddable.
Just embed perl5xx.dll/.so into the P6 compiler and provide:
- P6 built-in(s) to access p5 subroutines:
Say something like:
use P5 qw[ LWP::Simple ];
my $url :String = <...some P6 source>;
my $content = p5call( "LWP::Simple::get( $url )" );
- P6 proxies for P5 objects:
use P5 qw[ DBI DBD::Pg ];
my $dbi = P5Object( "DBI->connect( $dataSource, $userName, $userAuth,
+\%attrs" ); );
my $sth = $dbi->prepare( 'SOME SQL HERE' );
Full compatibility at a stroke, and full P5 performance (within the p5 code), and a small hit through the thunking layer.
How hard could it be to write the thunking layer? (It's gotta be easier than recreating P5 + XS + everything else.)
I effectively do exactly this in my 15-line Perl5 REPL.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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