Perl 6
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This page is for general resources to learn about Perl 6. For the official and other documentation, see the Documentation page.

General Info

  • Learn what Perl 6 is within few, often funny words: Perl 6 Quotes.
  • Often asked Questions are hopefully answered in the FAQ.
  • 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.
  • Also see Juerd's Refuting Perl 6 Myths. (A slight correction to Juerd's slides: Perl 5.10 has many Perl 6 features you can start using. These are in feature.pm.)
  • Or visit Perl's Official Home Page (at perl.org), on it also
  • 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).

More Practical

Perl 6 News

Talks and Articles on Perl 6

Perl 6 Example code


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