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.

 - Richard

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Guy Hulbert <> 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.
> --
> --gh

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