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#1: FAQ 1.5 What was Ponie?

Posted on 2007-11-17 09:03:02 by PerlFAQ Server

This is an excerpt from the latest version perlfaq1.pod, which
comes with the standard Perl distribution. These postings aim to
reduce the number of repeated questions as well as allow the community
to review and update the answers. The latest version of the complete
perlfaq is at http://faq.perl.org .

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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
(http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.ponie.dev/487).

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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