On Wednesday 18 January 2006 17:57, Rob Kinyon wrote:

> Well, for one thing, you can't write OO code in P5.

I'll play your semantic game if you play my what-if game.

I have a fair bit of Perl 5 code.  Ponie works.  I want to migrate my Perl 5 
code to Perl 6 slowly.  Everything new is Perl 6 code.  When I have a chance, 
I migrate classes and modules from Perl 5 to Perl 6 code.

I have a handful of Perl 5 classes.  One day, I need to subclass one of them.  
Per my goal, I do so in Perl 6.  Of course, it has to interoperate with the 
Perl 5 in the system, per that pesky Liskov rule.  If I can specify an 
alternate internal representation for the object corresponding to the 
appropriate internal representation for the Perl 5 class I'm extending, 

If not, your programming language sucks and doesn't do what the box leads me 
to believe that it should do -- especially if the answer is "Well you 
shouldn't want to do that."

-- c

PS - You can't write procedural code in Haskell.  You can't write functional 
code in C.  You can't write readable code in Ada.

Okay, I think that's out of my system now.

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