Perl 6
Perl 6: Revision 166
^^ Welcome to the Official Perl 6 Wiki and Home Page

(Also see the "Official Parrot Wiki"<http://www.perlfoundation.org/parrot> and the "Official Perl 5 Wiki"<http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5>.)

*Perl 6 is the "Super-Perl" successor of Perl 5:*

* "We're really serious about reinventing everything that needs reinventing." — Larry Wall (2000).
* "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...." — Damian Conway (2003).

*If ...*

* you are curious, read "What is Perl 6?"<http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2006/01/12/what_is_perl_6.html>, [Learn About Perl 6], and [The Long Perl 6 Super-Feature List].
* you want to learn abou Perl 6 in general, explore the [Documentation].
* you want to help Perl 6 be released faster, read about [Getting Involved].
* you want to talk to developers about Perl 6, read [Mail Lists, IRC, Archives] about IRC channel #perl6.
* you want to read the latest Perl 6 news, see the {link: Perl 6 News} section below.

*This Wiki is organized into these sections:*

* Introduction
** [Learn About Perl 6] (What it is, articles, anti-FUD, etc.)
** [The Long Perl 6 Super-Feature List] (Perl 6++! "All Your Paradigms Are Belong To Us." :-)
** "Run Perl 6 Now"<http://run.pugscode.org/> (_Play with Perl 6 in your browser, right now! No installation needed._ Based on Pugs.)
** [Glossary of Perl 6 Terms and Jargon] ("-Ofun", IRC and newsgroup slang, "Perl 6" versus "perl6".)
** [Larry Wall's Talks] (Postmodern design theory and other forms of ingenius pramatism.)
** [Perl 6 Articles and Presentations] (The pace is definitely picking up.)
* Status
** [What Can I do with Perl 6 Today] (Also see "Run Perl 6 Now"<http://run.pugscode.org/>.)
** [When will Perl 6 be released?] (Maybe something by this Christmas, if you and enough other people help out: see [Getting Involved].)
*** [Development Dashboard] (Perl 6 project status and plans.)
*** "STATUS file in languages/perl6"<http://svn.perl.org/parrot/trunk/languages/perl6/docs/STATUS> (Links to the Parrot svn.)
*** [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.)
** [Perl 6 implementations] ("TMTOWTDI"<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_is_more_than_one_way_to_do_it>!)
*** [Pugs] (Perl 6 compiler implemented in Haskell.)
**** [KindaPerl6] (A bootstrapping Perl 6 compiler with multiple emitter backends.)
*** [Rakudo] (Perl 6 on Parrot; "Parrot"<http://parrotcode.org> is a virtual machine for dynamic languages, especially including Perl 6.)
*** [Perl 6 for Perl 5] (Including Perl 5.10, Perl 6-ish modules, etc.)
*** [SMOP] (Simplistic Meta Object Programming / Small Matter Of Programming: a non-VM C runtime engine for running Perl 6.)
** [Perl 6 People] (Who is doing what, who is interested in what, potential collaborators, etc.)
* [Documentation] (Current synopses, cookbook, Perl 6 code examples and test suites, etc.)
** "The Official Documents that describe Perl 6"<http://perlcabal.org/syn/> (Mostly developer-oriented specification documents.)
** [Perl Table] (Soon-to-be the big, all-in-one tutorial with index, tables, and comparisons.)
** "FAQ"<http://www.programmersheaven.com/2/Perl6-FAQ> (Another great resource.)
** "QuickStart"<http://www.programmersheaven.com/2/Perl6-QuickStart> (Easy, near-instant gratification.)
** "Introduction to Perl 6"<http://www.szabgab.com/perl6.html> (Course slides with many examples; a work-in-progress.)
** [Perl 6 microarticles]
** "Installable Perl 6 Docs"<http://search.cpan.org/dist/Perl6-Doc/> (A CPAN module of the P6 docs.)
** [FUD] (Some non-ballistic responses.)
* Additional information
** [Mail Lists, IRC, Archives] (Developer and user hotlines, plus logs and archives.)
** [Getting Involved] (Help hack Perl 6, or write new test cases, or work on docs.)
** [Related Projects] (CPAN6, PITA, and more.)
* [Download Perl 6] (Yield to temptation!)
** [Download Pugs]
** Download [Rakudo] (Perl 6 on Parrot.)
* [About This Wiki] (License and other info.)
** "Wiki 101"{link: [About This Website] Wiki 101}
** "What Goes On This Wiki?"{link: [About This Website] What Goes On This Wiki?}
** "What Does Not Go On This Wiki?"{link: [About This Website] What Does Not Go On This Wiki?}
** [Content Wanted] (More, more, more, and still more.)
** [Discuss this website] (Posting to perl6.users is more likely to get useful attention.)

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^^ Perl 6 News

* "The Perl Foundation"<http://www.perlfoundation.org/> announces Perl 6 grants, etc.
* "Perl.com"<http://www.perl.com/> often carries Perl 6 articles.
* "Perlbuzz"<http://www.perlbuzz.com/> often carries Perl 6 news.
* "Planet Perl Six"<http://planetsix.perl.org/> aggregates many Perl 6 blogs (see below):

{fetchrss: http://planetsix.perlfoundation.org/rss20.xml}


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