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Re: why Perl5 will never die

by roho (Chancellor)
on Nov 02, 2018 at 11:49 UTC ( #1225093=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to why Perl5 will never die

I agree. It is premature to start shopping for a cemetery plot for Perl 5. I was hooked on Perl when I saw the quote that said, "Perl will let you get your work done before you get fired". For me, the overriding issue with Perl 6 is whether it will run current programs without modification (I've heard talk of a Perl-5-to-Perl-6 translator, and that may mitigate the transition somewhat). I realize that Perl 6 has new features that require breaking backward compatibility, but having existing programs fail to run on Perl 6 is a non-starter.

"It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."

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Re^2: why Perl5 will never die
by Arunbear (Prior) on Nov 02, 2018 at 15:25 UTC
    I also heard talk of a Perl-5-to-Perl-6 translator, but that was in the early 2000's and I've not heard it mentioned in recent years.
      The most recent approach is IIRC a bridge, such that P6 code can use P5 modules running on a P5 engine.

      Heard good things about it.

      Never tried it out though.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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