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Re: Working Group Proposal

John Porter
July 21, 2000 10:49
Re: Working Group Proposal
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John Porter wrote:
> Here's my attempt to summarize the issues in detail.

In my haste to get this out to the list, I forgot some things.

An additional Pro for Approach 1a:

> 1a.  Write and run native Perl5.
>     Pros:

	. Ready to segue into Approach 1b when possible, i.e.
	  when the perl5 compiler is finished.

And another set of possible appraoches, involving the use of some
back-end language(s) other than C*.  So:

4. Write perl6 in Perl; compile the Perl into HLL (e.g. Scheme).

	. Generating HLL from Perl may be significantly easier than
	  generating C*.

	. The possibility of generating multiple HLL's is opened up.

	. Generated code will generally be more compact and/or platform

	. Performance may still turn out to be an issue.

	. Integrating the HLL code with the unavoidably necessary C
	  stuff on the target platforms may be a major headache.

John Porter

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