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#1: FAQ 1.5 What was Ponie?

Posted on 2007-02-02 03:03:02 by PerlFAQ Server

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1.5: What was Ponie?

(contributed by brian d foy)

Ponie stands for "Perl On the New Internal Engine", started by Arthur
Bergman from Fotango in 2003, and subsequently run as a project of The
Perl Foundation. It was abandoned in 2006

Instead of using the current Perl internals, Ponie aimed to create a new
one that would provide a translation path from Perl 5 to Perl 6 (or
anything else that targets Parrot, actually). You would have been able
to just keep using Perl 5 with Parrot, the virtual machine which will
compile and run Perl 6 bytecode.

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