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This Is The Last Major Revision

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  Maintainer: David Nicol <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  Date: 5 Sep 2000
  Mailing List: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Version: 2
  Number: 141
  Status: Frozen


Future perl version numbers will converge on 2 * PI


By the end of this committee meeting, we will have a language
that is arbitrarily extensible in accordance with decades of
computer programming practice.

Perl6 is NOT a quick hack done to save implementor time.  It is a
carefully crafted piece of fine work.  It is correct.

Having put all this work into it, we would like to see this
version stick around a while, in the way of Knuth's TeX language
or [pick your favorite historical math figure]'s [particular
lasting contribution.]


Since versioning is a meta-implementation issue, all that
is required is that
we all agree that stealing TeX's versioning system is a good idea.

The first release will be 6, and then each subsequent
release may or may not extend a digit.



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