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A report from pgCon 2013
> The "commonly used Perl language" is also known as Perl 5.
> "Perl 6 is different from Perl 5"
> Which as a programmer, I read as Perl == Perl5 && Perl6 != Perl5 which implies Perl6 != Perl.
You missed out "commonly used". If you will it's CU Perl == Perl5 && Perl6 != Perl5 which implies Perl6 != CU Perl, which is true enough.
Perl6 is Perl, but it's not "the commonly used Perl".
> But maybe I'm being a bit pedantic. :)
Perhaps not pedantic enough. :)
Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.
Posted Feb 13, 2013 19:30 UTC (Wed) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
It depends on whether you interpret "the commonly-used Perl language"
as "The Perl language, which is commonly used, ..." or "The commonly-used Perl language (as opposed to some not-commonly-used language also known as Perl)"
I think we can agree we are splitting hairs here, just as Perl 6 is splitting heirs wrt the Perl branding.
Posted Feb 13, 2013 23:50 UTC (Wed) by raiph (guest, #89283)
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