On 29/12/15 17:13, andy_b...@wiwb.uscourts.gov wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 01:57:57AM -0800, Darren Duncan wrote:
>>> On that note, are there going to be Perl 6 versions 6.x.y where {x,y} are
>> > integers?  Will 6.0.0 be the first such one? -- Darren Duncan
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 Patrick Michaud wrote:
>> "Perl 6" is a language, not an implementation of that language.  Think
> of "Perl 6" as being like "C", "C++", "Javascript", etc., where the
> language is separate from the (many) implementations of that language.
> I'm just a very ordinary perl hacker here, but Alex's point I think
> should be addressed.  Most of us (i.e ordinary, un-language
> implementation geeks) are looking to download a Perl6 and if it's rakudo
> x.y.z, fine, but make that seem like something like perl.6.tar.gz. It
> would seem that gently introducing the complete separation w/ a little
> of Perl's famous (to me) "syntatic sugar" (meta-syntatic?) to help us
> getting started.  Maybe the lower case distinction, "perl6.x.y" vs "Perl
> 6.c", would soothe both sides of the discussion.

Yes, wouldn't it make sense to couple the rakudo release version to the
language it implements?

Thanks for all your replies.

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