[Python-Dev] Perl5->Perl6

Simon Cozens simon@netthink.co.uk
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 10:52:41 +0100

On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 05:17:12PM -0400, Dan Sugalski wrote:
> Seriously, we've a reasonably comprehensive test suite now with perl 5, and 
> a very large code base with expected behavior to draw on to test the 
> conversion. Much of the perl 5->perl 6 transition is strictly syntactic. 

Also don't forget that we have a prototype of Perl 6 which implements pretty
much everything that Larry has specified in Apocalypses 1 and 2.

It is a patch of nearly 200 lines to the current Perl 5 interpreter.

We're not changing *that* drastically, folks.