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Re: Variant perls (was Re: Working Group Proposal)

Simon Cozens
July 31, 2000 15:57
Re: Variant perls (was Re: Working Group Proposal)
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On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 03:15:14PM -0400, Edwin Wiles wrote:
> This proposal will at least weed out the 'cut down' versions, since they
> don't meet a minimum standard.  However, it won't do much for proving
> that an extended version isn't 'real' perl.  After all, the "trip tests"
> won't be able to look for non-standard extensions.

Actually, I'm going to spread more vicious heresy ("TMTOWTDI" doesn't really
apply here) and speak out in favour of multiple implementations of a Perl
interpreter. So what if the trip tests don't look for non-standard extensions?
If the trip tests are sufficiently well designed, they'll ensure a program
running on one implementation that passes the tests will run the same on
another implementation that passes.

> (Turn it into a useful feature, and people won't be so cranky about being
> 'forced' to do things.)

Haha, you'd think.

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