Perl 6: Revision 33
Welcome to the Perl 6 Workspace
What is Perl 6?
What is Perl 6? 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 "programming leverage" 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 Perl6 Myths. (A slight correction to Juerd's slides: it is Perl 5.10 that will have many Perl 6 features you can start using. These will be in feature.pm which is currently part of the Perl 5.9 developer branch.)
Where to get Perl 6
The Very Latest Perl 6 Information
(See the next major section for general information, including documentation, tutorials, and so on.)
General Perl 6 News
Perl 6 Mailing Lists
You can also get these by email; see (http://lists.cpan.org/showlist.cgi?name=perl6-users for details (and make appropriate substitutions on "-users" for other groups).
You can access the mailing lists in several ways (we use perl.perl6.users as an example below, make appropriate substitutions for other cases) :
Perl 6 IRC
IRC channels (and their archives) are a major source of useful information. NOTE: Please don't unthinkingly interrupt and pester the developers of Perl 6 with questions that you can just as well ask on perl.perl6.users, which they and others can then later answer at their convenience. (As always, it's good manners to search Google Groups and to check archival logs before posting questions.)
Perl 6 Documentation
What are people doing with Perl 6?