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Re^3: What is Perl6?

by TomDLux (Vicar)
on Nov 22, 2010 at 01:29 UTC ( #872853=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: What is Perl6?
in thread What is Perl6?

Isn't there Puthon and JPython?

As Occam said: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.

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Re^4: What is Perl6?
by punkish (Priest) on Nov 22, 2010 at 01:54 UTC
    Isn't there Puthon and JPython?
    You are correct. I had forgotten about Jython (the successor to JPython -- I don't think there is any Puthon). In my view, Jython is a bit different -- it is Python written in Java. Kinda like Objective-J. At one point there used to be a PerlScript (from ActiveState) so one could use Perl syntax to write browser-side programs. My impression is that Perl6/Rakudo/Parrot nexus is qualitatively different from the Python/Jython nexus.

    By the way, Occam was also correct.


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Re^4: What is Perl6?
by cdarke (Prior) on Dec 05, 2010 at 16:56 UTC
    ... and Iron Python, and PyPy (Python in Python), and Jython, and others. Those are all on Python 2.6 or earlier, although the latest CPython is at 2.7, and only CPython is on Python 3, with Python 3.2 coming out in February.

    However, for newbies there is a clear download link from - it is to the CPython release, since that is what most want. Will Perl 6 newbies want to wade through alternative versions? Personally I doubt it, choice is good when you are qualified to make the decision, but newbies will be scared of it (a reason for the success of Windows).

    Python 2 to Python 3 involved major changes, but nothing like the number of differences between Perl 5 and 6. Two years since the full release of Python 3 and it is still a minority of sites using it. A major factor in the slow take-up is the lack of ported modules. There is currently a freeze on Python 3 language development to allow everyone a stable target. I'm sure the Perl 6 people are watching the Python 3 experience, and I hope the lessons are being learnt.
Re^4: What is Perl6?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 23, 2012 at 10:00 UTC

    Actually, William never did say that. It was made up later. What he said was numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate.

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