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  • 'cuz what the world really needed was yet another port of the most basic, procedural, declare-variables part of Perl 6 to yet another VM.

    • Well, all three backends of Pugs contains closures and object model support.

      The fourth backend, namely the Parrot one, indeed lacks in those features, and I'm sorry I haven't been been able to keep up with that backend.

      • I haven't been been able to keep up with that backend.

        I find it interesting to speculate where any single backend might be today if not for all of the duplicate work poured into all of the others.

        • But that is as feasible as having Guido, Matz and Larry working on one single language. :-)

          That is, fglock++ wouldn't find it fun to hack the Haskell backend; neither would I have as much fun hacking the JS1 backend as iblech++, who probably wouldn't have as much fun hacking on the Perl5 backend...

          • I would find it highly fun to have a usable, fairly complete Perl 6. I don't think I'm so alone among most of the other Perl programmers who are not you, fglock, and iblech.

            It's nice that you're having fun, I suppose. Meanwhile, if it's not too much of a downer, would you mind finishing something? PIL or PIL^2 or whatever it is now would be nice. As I mentioned over a year ago, I was willing to work on a Parrot backend for Pugs if someone would have told me what it needed from Parrot.