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- brian d foy
May 3, 2008, 5:30 am
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Remember, one of the goals of Perl 6 is to be able to run 95% of the
Perl 5 programs already out there. How that's going to happen I'm not
sure, but having a parrot compiler for Perl 5 will probably be part of
The answer, however, is that you don't have to give up your Perl 5
interpreter to use Perl 6. Let your Perl 5 binary run your Perl 5 stuff
and let your Perl 6 interpreter take care of Perl 6.
Perl 5.10.0 was released in December, and the perl5porters is already
working on Perl 5.12. There's no immediate danger of Perl 5 stagnation