On Feb 21, 2008, at 14:42 , Larry Wall wrote:

Again, that was a really good argument for pugs, which among other
things *renewed* excitement in parrot. But pugs also demonstrated some
difficulties with that approach.  The fact is that every approach has
run into almost insurmountable difficulties from time to time, and it's
only brute determination that keeps most of us going most of the time,
regardless of which project we're working on.

Note also that the problems with Pugs aren't necessarily problems with Haskell, but with Pugs' way of using it. The real roadblock with Pugs is that Audrey Tang was the only one who really understood it. (I'm still not good enough with Haskell to try to do a Perl6 implementation in it, although I know it well enough to believe that it *can* be done... just not quite the way Pugs does it.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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