[sf-perl] @miyagawa interviews TimToady about Perl6 on his podcast

Joseph Brenner doomvox at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 11:50:01 PST 2015

I guess I see what you're saying... from that point of view the
present day Rakudo is something like a spin-off from a project that
was targeting Parrot originally.

And hypothetically one could take the Perl 6 spec and re-implement it,
so Rakudo isn't an exact synonym for Perl 6.

On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 11:14 AM, yary <not.com at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Rakudo".  It was introduced as supposedly meaning "perl6 on parrot,
> as opposed to pugs and so on", now it's just a synonym for "Perl 6".
> Not really, it's just that the Rakudo project now supports multiple compiler
> backends- Parrot, JVM, and MoarVM- and is the most complete implementation
> now. I don't think there are any other currently active perl6 projects,
> though someone did write the Perl 6 compiler list about creating a C-based
> interpreter last month, so who knows.

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