Parrot, Perl 6, and Rakudo

Reini Urban rurban at
Mon Jul 8 16:38:54 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 5:03 PM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 04:55:12PM +0200, Bart Wiegmans wrote:
>> [...] Parrot and Perl6 started out together, and
>> now that they have finally truly separated, it is only natural to
>> reconsider why we are still around.
> Rakudo and NQP make no claims to have separated from Parrot, and I
> don't think that "now that they have finally truly separated" should
> quite yet be taken as an established fact.  It's not the official
> position of the Rakudo development team.  Thus far this notion of
> a "split" appears to be the public position of mainly one Parrot
> developer/leader (admittedly one of the most active ones).

It's also not an official Parrot fact.
It was just a slightly wrong talking point from dukeleto,
somehow predicting, guessing the longer-term future. I guess.

> If Parrot decides to diverge from Rakudo and Perl 6, that's entirely
> Parrot's choice to make (as I've held for quite some time), and we'll
> find ways to work with whatever happens.  It's not Rakudo's goal to
> stand in the way of Parrot's evolution, nor is it our goal to
> eliminate Parrot as one of Rakudo's useful backends.


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