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kurilaintro -- description of Perl Kurila

DESCRIPTION ^

What is Perl Kurila?

Perl Kurila is a dialect of Perl. It is based upon Perl 5, mostly compatible. Unlike Perl 6 which is a completely new language, Perl Kurila is an evolution Perl 5. Currently they are almost the same, but this will change as Perl Kurila evolves.

Why?

Keep Perl 5 alive, and not let new development be drowned by its burden of legacy features. To have a more evolving language without being held back by backwards compatibility. Because of backward compatibility Perl 5 can only be extended by adding more, making it more complex. By creating a new dialect, we are free to have a more coherent Perl, with cleaner internals.

Is Perl Kurila a replacement for Perl 5?

No. There is a lot of Perl 5 code. You can probably convert Perl 5 code to Kurila without much problems, but if you are happy with Perl 5, you can stay using it. Both can be installed at the same time.

Major changes compared to Perl 5

Audience

Kurila has just started, so at the moment it is primary interesting for people interested in experiments with the Perl language. People interesting in continuing Perl 5, without all its legacy features, who don't want to let Perl 5 become a white dwarf.

Goals

Experimenting with the Perl language.
Removing ugly things.
Adding ugly things.
Changing old design decisions.
Readable, modifiable perl source.

Compatibility

Kurila is not intended to be compatible with Perl 5. There is the p5kurila convert script which does some basic conversion from Perl 5 to Perl Kurila, but it requires a modified perl5.

Development

Development is currently only done by Gerard Goossen. Using the git repository at git://dev.tty.nl/perl

SEE ALSO ^

kurila119delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.19
kurila118delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.18
kurila117delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.17
kurila116delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.16
kurila115delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.15
kurila114delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.14
kurila113delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.13
kurila112delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.12
kurila111delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.11
kurila110delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.10
kurila19delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.9
kurila18delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.8
kurila17delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.7
kurila16delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.6
kurila15delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.5
kurila14delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.4
kurila13delta What is new for Perl Kurila 1.3
kurila02delta What is new for Perl Kurila 0.2
kurila01delta What is new for Perl Kurila 0.1

AUTHOR ^

Gerard Goossen <gerard@tty.nl>

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