Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

Re: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

by gmpassos (Priest)
on Mar 12, 2003 at 18:19 UTC ( #242456=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

How about Perl6?! Before Perl5, we had Perl4. Who really know Perl, know that from 4 to 5 we have a "new" language. We are just following what was done before.

Note that Perl6 will be done after test a lot of ideas and theories that was used in the last 10 years! Today we know what the best choices to do.

Other thing, since Perl6 will run over Parrot, and to do that we need to convert our Perl6 code to Parrot assembly. Why not make a converter from Perl5 to Parrot assembly too?

And we are free to make an hybrid of Perl5 and Perl6 too! Perl5X (X from ex, ex from hexagon).

Graciliano M. P.
"The creativity is the expression of the liberty".

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: Re: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6
by TimToady (Parson) on Mar 12, 2003 at 19:15 UTC
    Nah, if it's something less than Perl, it'd have to be decremented as a string, which leaves us with Perk, with vague connotations of Java-like restrictions.

    On the other hand, if you increment Perl, you get things like Perm, Pern, Pero, Perp, Perq, Perr, Pers, Pert, Peru, Perv, Perw, Perx, Pery, Perz, many of which have interesting associations...

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://242456]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (4)
As of 2020-10-24 20:51 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    My favourite web site is:

    Results (247 votes). Check out past polls.