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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Perl 5.16.0 released
Posted May 22, 2012 11:05 UTC (Tue) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
that plan has been abandoned as too difficult
Really? Is that the official word, that Perl 6 really won't be compatible with Perl 5? Are there plans for automated or semi-automated Perl 5-to-6 translation tools? Without that, I believe Perl 6 is dead.
Posted May 22, 2012 11:57 UTC (Tue) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Translation tools would be possible, of course, but I don't know of anyone working on them at the moment. (Perl 5's syntax and semantics make such tools trickier than they would be for, say, Python or C#.)
Posted May 22, 2012 12:29 UTC (Tue) by erwbgy (subscriber, #4104)
From that email:
Lots of good came out of Ponie, just not the good things we
A number of very talented hackers are currently exploring multiple
strategies to enable most Perl 5 code to run seamlessly along side
Perl 6 in Parrot. Folks have already demonstrated a proof-of-concept
Parrot VM embedded in the Perl 5 runtime. Work is underway on a Perl
5 to Perl 6 translator and the existing Perl 6 compiler on Parrot is
the proof of concept for a similar implementation of a "regularized"
Perl 5. At this point, it wouldn't be reasonable to bless any one
right way forward but each of these techniques (and possibly others)
could play a part in whatever "5 on 6" scheme we end up with. No
matter what happens, we're committed to making your Perl 5 code play
well with new Perl 6 code.
The Perl 6 FAQ still says that there will be a translator and a compability mode.
Posted May 22, 2012 13:59 UTC (Tue) by niner (subscriber, #26151)
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