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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • "Perl 6 is to Perl 5 as C++ is to C"

    Ergh. One of my goals for the design of Perl 6 (and Parrot) has been to encourage us not to make the mistakes of C++. (Sometimes I flatter myself by thinking that roles are a better basis for a type system than the number of bits you can flip before crashing.)

    • That wasn't what I meant. I wasn't trying to make any comparisions between the design, but the way that C++ took C into a different sphere of programming, and the fact that C itself is still around.

      Perl 6 is likely to carve a new path for itself, but Perl 5, like C, is not likely to disappear any time soon.