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Re: Working Group Proposal

John Porter
July 20, 2000 10:50
Re: Working Group Proposal
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Joshua N Pritikin wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 11:29:34AM -0400, wrote:
> > 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.

Well, if the point is to generate the code from some HLL (like perl5),
I don't particularly care what the back-end language is; I would think
that we'd prefer C, since it's extremely well supported and but a
little removed from the metal.

But I'm not convinced that compiling from perl5 is a good idea, for
the simple reason that it's still Not There Yet, after all these years.

John Porter

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