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about perl6

vineitvineit Posts: 1Member
what does this perl6 means and what is basic platform of this language and what type of task will it perform and how will it be helpful for programmers in future?please reply me back for my questions

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  • JonathanJonathan Posts: 2,914Member
    Hi,

    : what does this perl6 means
    Perl 6 is the next version of the Perl programming language, which is currently at Perl 5 (well, the 5.8 branch more accurately). It is a ground-up re-write of Perl 5.

    : and what is basic platform of this language
    Perl 6 itself is just a specification for the language, then there is more than one implementation of that language under way. The most advanced is the Pugs project, which implements much of the Perl 6 specification. This is written in Haskell, but they are working on porting it to Perl 6 so the compiler is self hosting. There is also work to compile Perl 6 down to Perl 5. Another implementation that in theory should perform best is the Parrot virtual machine, but that's a bit behind Pugs at the moment.

    : and what type of task will it perform and how will it be helpful for
    : programmers in future?
    Perl 6 will be suitable for many types of programming task - in fact, more than Perl 5 (it will be easier to build and maintain larger systems, and type annotations will allow you to supply more optimization hints, meaning you can write code that may run much more quickly).

    And of course, it's still Perl, which is nearly "too useful not to know". :-)

    Jonathan

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