John M. Dlugosz wrote:
Yes. did you read mine?
Yes, I read your email.
Sounds like you are thinking of Parrot vs pure perl, and missed my point about being utterly different implementations, not choices within one.
Chances are, the most popular implementations of Perl 6 will allow C bindings, just like Perl 5. Some, like Rakudo, will have both C and Parrot bindings. In this day, users do have a choice. A Rakudo user could install a module that uses C bindings, or he could install a module that is all Perl, or he could install a module that uses Parrot. There are perfectly valid reasons why he might choose one option or another. A SMOP user might install a module that uses C bindings, or one that is all Perl. There are valid reasons why he might want one or the other.