At the moment I'm learning LISP, and it's interesting to see so much stuff that is new and confusing and (probably) coming in Perl 6 already in use in (Common) Lisp for decades - e.g. coroutines & continuations, a really useful macro system, etc...

To contrast - Common Lisp was standardized in 1986, and the original LISP was implemented in the 1960's, while Perl 1 was released december 1987.

In reply to Re: New Perl Features are Just Sugar From Language X by Joost
in thread J2SE 5.0 new features are just sugar from Perl (and other similar languages). by gmpassos

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