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    • Ponie is Perl 5 running on Parrot.

      When Perl 6 detects old Perl 5 code, Ponie is what it will fall back onto. Therefore the compatibility between Perl 5 and Ponie matters. A lot.

      • What you said is true, but, IMHO, the really important part of Ponie is that it will be Parrot-hosted along-side the other languages long before Perl 6 is finalized. This means that you'll be able to call Python code from your Perl 5 programs and visa versa or instantiate a Ruby object in Perl 5. This will, it is my hope, lead to greater harmony between developers that use different languages.
        Yet Another Just another perl hacker, //
        • IMO the Inline::* modules are doing a pretty good job of letting languages cooperate. Besides there will be differences between Parrot hosted versions of any language and the original. Unless Parrot succeeds on its own, I don't think that, for instance, you'll find many Python people who're going to jump in joy for the message, You don't have to use your version of Python any more, you can use ours instead!

          People don't tend to be that appreciative when you solve problems that they didn't think that the