16 Feb 2002 shlomif   » (Master)

"Rindolf" - a New Language is Born

I decided to start my own dialect of Perl, which I call Rindolf. It will be based mostly on Perl 5, with some ideas from other languages I'm familiar with and with some ideas for cleanups I have in mind.

The idea came to me after I heard mulix say that he reads the Apocalypses and Exegesis, but doesn't understand them. It made me realize that I also felt that most of the suggestions were either incomprehensible, or useless for me.

I plan to simply formulate a complete SPEC of the way in which Rindolf deviates from Perl 5. That way, my recommendation can be integrated into Perl 5, Perl 6 or stand on their own.

For more information Refer to:

My original post to Hackers-IL with the idea (I call it Perl 5 TNG there).
The Rindolf Mailing List I set up
A Rindolf Feature in "Use Perl" (It was not comprehensive enough, I believe)

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