On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 01:22:53PM -0400, Ben Tilly wrote:
> >The more ubiquitous Perl the language (as opposed to perl the
> >implementation) is, the better off we all are. I, for one, would be
> >*thrilled* if once we got a solid reference doc out for perl 6 someone else
> >besides us wrote an interpreter for it.
> >
> Well between us you make 1.
> As soon as you get many implementations, you start to get into
> the portability nightmare. 

Not at all! That's what the solid reference doc's for. Evidently we disagree
on how solid it should be. :)

Someone implementing an interpreter for the perl 6 spec is a huge vote of
confidence in us.

"Which you then convert to gold, non-perishable food, firearms, good liquor & 
a secluded hideaway in the last of the internet official protocol standards"
        -- Megahal (trained on asr), 1998-11-05

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