Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Dec 2007 21:28 UTC, submitted by Juerd
General Development "Today the Perl Foundation announces the release of Perl 5.10, the first major upgrade to the wildly popular dynamic programming language in over five years. This latest version builds on the successful 5.8.x series by adding powerful new language features and improving the Perl interpreter itself. The Perl development team, called the the Perl Porters, have taken features and inspiration from the ambitious Perl 6 project, as well as from chiefly academic languages and blended them with Perl's pragmatic view to practicality and usefulness."
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RE: Perl 6?
by Juerd on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 19:47 UTC in reply to "Perl 6?"
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Parrot is not the codename for Perl 6.

Parrot is the virtual machine that's being built for Perl 6, but is intended to also run Ruby, Python, PHP, etc.

This register based VM actually already exists and is nearing its final shape.

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