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How to rename PCRE when it's not P6 compatible?

by TimToady (Parson)
on May 15, 2007 at 16:27 UTC ( #615578=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: What's wrong with Perl 6?
in thread What's wrong with Perl 6?

You bring up an interesting cultural question. I didn't name PCRE, so I'm not sure I'm obligated to come up with a replacement. :-) But if we can manage to give away the engine this time so that people don't feel obligated to reinvent it compatibly, then we could just call it "Perl 6 Rules". Or in Californian: "Perl 6 Roolz, dude!" And then PCRE could just become one of those rebranded acronyms that people forget the original meaning of, like PIN: "Please identify yourself by typing in your personal PIN number..."
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Re: How to rename PCRE when it's not P6 compatible?
by duff (Parson) on May 15, 2007 at 18:36 UTC

    Indeed. The only problem with giving away the engine is that it currently requires Parrot. For some people that's too much extra baggage.

    But! All we have to do is make Parrot ubiquitous and we're good. :-)

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