> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael G Schwern [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 3:07 PM
> To: Larry Wall
> Subject: Re: Perl, the new generation
> On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 11:55:36AM -0700, Larry Wall wrote:
> > If you talk that way, people are going to start believing it.  The
> > typical Perl 6 program is not going to look very different from the
> > typical Perl 5 program.  The danger of us continually talking about
> > the things we want to change is that people will forget to notice the
> > tremendous amount of stuff that we aren't changing.
> It might be useful to draw up a list of functions and features which
> we don't plan on changing?  Maybe just run through each Perl 5 man
> page and highlight everything that will still be the same and post
> this somewhere?

C and Perl both have a printf() function. It doesn't make them the same
language. Many C++ compilers will still compile C, but they are not the same
language. Many languages have similarities, and some are almost carbon
copies... but they're still different languages.


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