What is Python's answer to Perl 6?

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Sun Oct 31 07:25:53 CET 2004

Valentino Volonghi aka Dialtone <dialtone.##NOSPAM#$#$$#@gmail.com> writes:

> Reinhold Birkenfeld <reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net> wrote:
>> For average programs, it seems that it will. Just think about classes.
>> One thing the freshmeat article complains about is breaking
>> compatibility. Well, you can't correct design mistakes by keeping old
>> syntax around.
> Correct, but breaking everything in the language will make Perl6 a
> completely new one, just preserving the name. And the community will have to
> relearn from scratch to love it. Are you ready to almost trash all the
> current perl5 library? 

They won't have to trash the Perl 5 libraries. Perl 5 is being
retargeted to Parrot, so that Perl 6 can call Perl 5 libraries, and
vice versa. And ditto for Python and Ruby.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>			http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
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