Perl 6
Learn About Perl 6: Revision 19
This page is for general resources to learn about Perl 6. For the official and other documentation, see the [Documentation] page.

^^ What is Perl 6?

^^^ General Info

* "Perl 6"<http://perl.net.au/wiki/Perl_6> is an extensively refactored, super-modernized, and ultra-supercharged derivative of Perl 5. Simple things will still be simple to do, but you'll have enormously more "syntactic compound leverage" and "semantic overdrive" available for tackling challenging tasks.
* chromatic has written a good introductory article on "why Perl 6 is needed, and what it is"<http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2006/01/12/what_is_perl_6.html>.
* Also see Juerd's "Refuting Perl 6 Myths"<http://svn.openfoundry.org/pugs/docs/talks/p6myths2.html>. (A slight correction to Juerd's slides: Perl 5.10 has many Perl 6 features you can start using. These are in "feature.pm"<http://search.cpan.org/%7Ergarcia/perl-5.9.3/lib/feature.pm>.)
* Or visit "Perl's Official Home Page"<http://www.perl.org/> (at perl.org), on it also
** Perl 6 Development Info (<http://dev.perl.org/perl6/>)
* [Perl 6 Quotes] (notable and funny quotes about Perl 6)
* [The Long Perl 6 Super-Feature List] This list was moved to its own page so that there would be plenty of room for people at add additional explanations of what these features are, and to explain why they are Very Good Things (tm).
* [What can I do with Perl 6 today?]

^^^ More Answers (in terms of design objectives)

* Damian Conway (2003): The Perl 6 design process is about keeping what works in Perl 5, fixing what doesn't, and adding what's missing. That means there will be a few fundamental changes to the language, a large number of extensions to existing features, and a handful of completely new ideas. These modifications, enhancements, and innovations will work together to make the future Perl even more insanely great — without, we hope, making it even more greatly insane.
* [State of the Onion] (Larry Wall's yearly Perl status reports, with much humor-infested commentary on Perl 6 design philosophy, processes, and illuminating insights.)

^^^^ Some design influences on Perl 6

* These are being consolidated under [Perl 6 Articles and Presentations], which has much more info.

^^^ Perl 6 News

* "Planet Perl 6 blog aggregrator"<http://planetsix.perl.org/> (The best general news source for Perl 6. It would be very helpful if others selectively copied the most useful information from this great resource into appropriate sections of this wiki.)
* "Planet Parrot blog aggregator"<http://planet.parrotcode.org/>

^^^ Articles on Perl 6

* These are being consolidated under [Perl 6 Articles and Presentations], which has much more info.

^^^ Perl 6 Example code

* Perl 6 examples (<http://svn.pugscode.org/pugs/examples/>)
* Perl 6 tests (<http://svn.pugscode.org/pugs/t/>)
* "Perl 6 Community Development Server"<http://feather.perl6.nl/>
* "Buy Wellbutrin"<http://www.buy-wellbutrin.com/>


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