Linked by Shlomi Fish on Sat 16th Oct 2004 07:28 UTC
General Development The purpose of this essay is to explain why I believe Perl 6, the way it currently seems to progress, is the wrong thing at the wrong time, and why I predict (with all the expected caveats of predicting something) that it won't be successful. I will also suggest a better alternative for the future of Perl which makes more sense at this point.
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re: Anonymous
by Simba on Sat 16th Oct 2004 20:19 UTC

"It can't do everything asm can; note that some parts of, for example, kernels, are written in asm"

But this is often because of technical limitations involving hardware. For exampe on an x86 BIOS, your first stage bootstrap code has to fit entirely in the first 256 bytes of the hard disk, because that is where the BIOS expects to find it. The only way to write a first stage bootstrap is in ASM.