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Re: Working Group Proposal

July 20, 2000 09:00
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 11:53:28AM -0400, Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 11:29:34AM -0400, wrote:
> > Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> > > On a more serious note, will perl6 be written in C or C++?  If C, then I
> > > suggest that we avoid actually writing any C by hand, and instead write
> > > a perl5 code generator for each major component.
> > 
> > My humble suggestion: Objective C.
> As a target for the code generator?  Sure, whatever.  Maybe a picture
> will help:
>   Perl5 => Intermediate Representation (C or C++ or Obj-C) => Perl6
> The part I want to emphasize is that Perl6 should not be written in a
> low-level language.  Chip's Topaz idea was to use C++ instead of C. 
> Maybe C++ is still too low-level.  I propose that perl6 be written
> exclusively in perl5.

Writing it in perl5 doesn't make much sense to me. If it's written in perl,
it should be written in perl6. That of course gives you a bootstrap
problem, but that has succesfully been solved for other compilers too.

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