Linked by David Adams on Sun 7th Dec 2008 02:03 UTC, submitted by HugoS
General Development Version 6 of the popular Perl programming language will not be compatible with previous versions, but will open up a new world of custom "languages" and interpreters, according to its founder Larry Wall. Wall and his co-developers are doing with Perl 6 -- starting again. "It will break backward compatibility [but] in order to simplify it we have to get rid of old cruft, particularly the regular expression cruft," Wall said. "A lot of the unreadability of Perl is related to the regular expression syntax " and we didn't do that, we got it from Unix. It needs to be end-of-lifed."
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Perl 6 and Parrot VM
by mj41 on Mon 8th Dec 2008 21:02 UTC
mj41
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2008-12-08

See
* Perl 6 on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl_6
* and Perl 6 and Parrot links - http://perl6.cz/wiki/Perl_6_and_Parrot_links
. It isn't easy to create dynamic programming language for next 20+ years and virtual machine for all dynamic programming languages. Python 3k is just a toy. :-)

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