I'd just like to make this abundantly clear, since there seems to be
some confusion (and hopefully I'm not the one confused).

*** You will NOT have to rewrite your Perl 5 programs ***

Perl 6 *will* provide a backwards compatible Perl 5 parser.  The
details are not nailed down, but this definately will happen.

   I hereby declare that a package declaration at the front of a file
   unambiguously indicates you are parsing Perl 5 code. If you want to
   write a Perl 6 module or class, it'll start with the keyword module or
        -- Larry Wall, Apocolypse 1

And yes, there will be something for programs as well.

For further details, see:
http:[EMAIL PROTECTED]/msg00285.html


Michael G. Schwern   <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>    http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/
Perl6 Quality Assurance     <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>       Kwalitee Is Job One
Let me check my notes...

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