Perl 6
Perl 6: Revision 212

Welcome to the Official Perl 6 Wiki

(Also see the Official Parrot Wiki and the Official Perl 5 Wiki.)

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).
  • "Perl 6 and Parrot have some extremely ambitious goals, and it’s my belief that the value and impact of our hard work and patience is going to play out for a very long time — that is, over at least many decades." — Patrick Michaud (2006).

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  • Download Perl 6 (Yield to temptation!)
  • Download Pugs (Haskell-based Perl 6 compiler with multiple back ends.)
    • QuickStart (Easy, near-instant gratification — instructions for downloading and running your first Pugs program.)
    • Run Perl 6 Now (No download needed: this runs Pugs in your browser.)
  • Download Rakudo (Perl 6 on Parrot.)

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Perl 6 News Outlets

  • Perl 6 Articles and Presentations lists recent (and historical) articles, presentations, and blog posts of interest.
  • Perl 6 and Parrot links accumulates links to major Perl 6 and Parrot news items ( wiki).
  • The Perl Review is published quarterly (both in print and PDF).
  • The Perl Foundation announces Perl 6 grants, etc.
  • Perl 6 RSS News Feeds is a convenient all-in-1 auto-generated current list of the most recent articles from all of these sites:
    • Planet Perl Six aggregates many Perl 6 blogs. (Note: see last section below for an auto-generated list of the latest contents.)
    • Planet Parrot aggregates many Parrot blogs (and carries the weekly Perl 6 design meeting minutes).
    • often carries Perl 6 articles.
    • Perlbuzz often carries Perl 6 news.
    • carries Rakudo Perl (Perl 6 on Parrot) news (and carries the weekly Perl 6 design meeting minutes).
    • Planet Perl mostly carries Perl 5 news, but Perl 6 news items are becoming more frequent.
    • Parrot Blog started off with Parrot and related tools tutorial series, plus carries other useful info.

Latest Planet Perl 6 and Rakudo (Perl 6 on Parrot) Postings

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