RFC: Move build tools to Perl5, developer tools to Perl6

Jimmy Zhuo jimmy.zhuo at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 03:04:53 UTC 2013


> The motivation is not to popularize Winxed but to discourage PIR, for the same reason that Parrot itself is written in C and not assembly.

> Trying to use Rakudo for this would be terrible.  Rakudo has layers of its own abstractions on top of Parrot.  Winxed and PIR are the only languages that target Parrot directly without adding their own abstractions, and PIR is pretty terrible to write anything complex in by hand.

> ~~ benabik

Well, the original front is not written by PIR, it's by C.

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Jimmy Zhuo
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