Re: Will Perl 6 be usable as a procedure language?

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Peter Scott <Peter@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 01 May 2008 12:00:32 +0100, bugbear wrote:

Lars Eighner wrote:
Will perl 6 be usable as a procedure language?

They'll be hellish backwards compatibility issues
if it isn't!

Backwards compatibility with what?

Are you thinking that Perl 6 is intended to be backwards compatible with
Perl 5? It isn't, and it won't be. The runtime will be able to use Perl
5 modules, but that's a different story.

What is the difference between that, and being backwards compatible?

Backwards compatibility would imply that old scripts would still run (sort
of). Evidently what's being promised here is that (some?) libraries will
still sort of work.

It's not answering the question, which was whether it will still be possible
to use perl as a procedure language.

Lars Eighner <> usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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