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Re: Basic Perl5 to basic Perl6?

by cog (Parson)
on Apr 10, 2005 at 14:43 UTC ( #446394=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Basic Perl5 to basic Perl6?

I'd just like to point that Perl6 will take, at least, two more years to come out.

(this might be useful information, depending on why he's asking)

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Re^2: Basic Perl5 to basic Perl6?
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on Apr 10, 2005 at 15:46 UTC
    What makes you think that? I am only asking because the rather recently updated Perl6 FAQ indicates a working compiler by the 3rd quarter of 2005. I believe pmichaud, the Perl6 Compiler Pumpking, is the one who made that statement. Additionally, the bootstrapping problem may end up getting solved by Pugs though that is up in the air. The rumor mill indicates that TimToady is making a fair amount of progress for the p5 to p6 translator.

    I am not trying to be overly optimistic, I am just saying recent developments lead me to believe 2 years is not a minimum wait anymore and I was wondering what made you think it was.

    Cheers - L~R

      Well, it is true that I might be wrong, because predicting the future is not my best ability, but what made me think that was this thread on use.Perl.

      I don't recall all the thread by heart (hey, 63 comments over a month old), but I seem to remember people talking about Perl6 not being ready until the end of 2006...

      Again, I might be wrong, sure, but that's the idea I kept from that thread :-\

        I know the thread. I also know that many of the people wanted to know when and also wanted to know exactly what the money was going to be used for.

        People listened and acted accordingly.

        The result of that was better documenting deliverables and timelines. To be honest, there is energy and synergy in the community right now that wasn't there just two months ago. I bet that if it reaches critical mass - you will see something useable (not finished) before the end of the calendar year. Of course, I will win this bet since Pugs is useable today even if it isn't finished.

        Cheers - L~R

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