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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Sounds exciting. It's great to hear about the progress.
  • Do you have a way to package everything up into something that just exposes a "perl6" command on the command line?

    Something that we could at some point release as a sort of blessed Perl 6 Alpha 1?
    • We could merge all of the necessary PBC files into a single PBC file, and then transliterate that into a C program which links against libparrot. particle and I have a working PBC to C transliterator, written in Parrot.

      • That would be awesome to have automated, the ability to generate the perl6 binaries from the codebase.

        This would also be a godsend from a morale/marketing point of view, for all the people that keep asking "where is Perl 6 up to".

        And it would probably help to get a few more people generally mucking around with Parrot/Perl6 and getting them engaged.
    • I keep wondering if doesn't make sense to reduce the scope of "What is Perl 6" some, so a true Perl 6 release is easier and quicker to accomplish. Features wouldn't have to dropped, they could just be re-targetted as Perl 6.1 features, etc.

      I'd be happy if the functionality of Perl 6.0 was Perl 5 plus just a bit more, with a shinier, happier syntax.
  • Simply amazing. Parrot/Perl 6 development is really getting much more life recently. And what else could be more fitting for the world to see than an official Perl 6 alpha release.