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Re: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

by TedPride (Priest)
on Jan 03, 2005 at 08:20 UTC ( #418936=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Well, there's HTML and XHTML - why not Perl and XPerl? You need a name that associates it with older versions of Perl, yet at the same time clearly says that the new version is significantly different.

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•Re^2: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6
by merlyn (Sage) on Jan 03, 2005 at 09:38 UTC
    The "X" in "XHTML" has a significance though. It means "based on XML rather than (almost) on SGML".

    There'd be no equivalent for Perl vs XPerl. Plus, XPerl sounds like "the former Perl" when you pronounce it.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
    Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

      XPerl - eXtreme Perl !


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