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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Perl 6?
by robinh on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 16:28 UTC
robinh
Member since:
2006-12-19

I remember (many, many moons ago!) hearing wonderful stories about how perl6 (codename parrot) was coming along, and that mere mortals would weep at it's power, speed and beauty. There were even some stories about how the register based Parrot 'VM' could run java code faster than a JVM!

Whatever happened to our supercharged Parrot beauty?

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RE: Perl 6?
by sappyvcv on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 16:52 in reply to "Perl 6?"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

According to someone I work with, who is part of perl6, they are expecting a real release sometime next week.

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RE[2]: Perl 6?
by robinh on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 17:13 in reply to "RE: Perl 6?"
robinh Member since:
2006-12-19

Next week??!? Call me a sceptic, but I reckon they'll save the announcement until April 1st....

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RE[2]: Perl 6?
by Juerd on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 19:49 in reply to "RE: Perl 6?"
Juerd Member since:
2005-11-20

Heh. Certainly not.

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RE[2]: Perl 6?
by sappyvcv on Wed 26th Dec 2007 17:06 in reply to "RE: Perl 6?"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

D'oh. I meant next year.

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RE: Perl 6?
by Juerd on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 19:47 in reply to "Perl 6?"
Juerd Member since:
2005-11-20

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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RE: Perl 6?
by eosp on Wed 26th Dec 2007 02:24 in reply to "Perl 6?"
eosp Member since:
2005-07-07

AFAICT, Audrey (project leader) has been deathly ill for the last few months.

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