FAQ 1.5 What was Ponie?

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1.5: What was Ponie?

    (contributed by brian d foy)

    Ponie stands for "Perl On the New Internal Engine", started by Arthur
    Bergman from Fotango in 2003, and subsequently run as a project of The
    Perl Foundation. It was abandoned in 2006 (
    http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.ponie.dev/487 ).

    Instead of using the current Perl internals, Ponie aimed to create a new
    one that would provide a translation path from Perl 5 to Perl 6 (or
    anything else that targets Parrot, actually). You would have been able
    to just keep using Perl 5 with Parrot, the virtual machine which will
    compile and run Perl 6 bytecode.


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Re: FAQ 1.5 What was Ponie?

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Speaking of retring FAQs, a project that lasted maybe three years and
was abandoned five years ago might be a good candidate for no longer
being "frequently" asked.

And even that final "out to pasture" message says "not been in active
development for almost half a year" extending the obsolescence.

though at least the question is in the past tense

Re: FAQ 1.5 What was Ponie?

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This one should be removed. Thanks,

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