Perl 6 is a language specification, tied to a test suite. It will have as
many implementations as there are people / teams that wish to implement it.
Pugs is a Haskell implementation-in-progress. Rakudo is an
implementation-in-progress on top of the Parrot VM. One would expect a
JPerl6 and an IronPerl6 too, eventually.
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Guy Hulbert <gwhulb...@eol.ca> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-16-01 at 09:16 -0600, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > I agree fully about the need for a visual representation; as far as
> > the name goes I'm hoping that people will think of "Rakudo Perl" in
> > a manner to the way that we currently think of "Strawberry Perl" or
> > "Vanilla Perl".
> Huh?! ;)
> AFAIK. Strawberry Perl is a binary distribution of perl5 for windows.
> I thought "Rakudo Perl 6" was ( equivalent to "perl5" in the sentence
> above ) either "going to become perl6" or "already perl6".
> Is that the case, or
> is there not going to be a(n official) "perl6" or
> are there going to be many "perl6"s ?
> Yes, I know there is pugs but I thought that was a prototype.