Perl 6
Perl 6: Revision 224


Welcome to the Official Perl 6 Wiki

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

Awesome "Cross the Finish Line" Rakudo Perl 6 Grant

Thank you Ian Hague!

  • See TPF receives large donation in support of Perl 6 development.
  • This should see us through the first official early production-level release of Rakudo Perl 6.
  • Please consider following Ian's example.
    • There's still a lot of additional valuable support work that could also be done on Perl 6, Parrot, key Perl 6 CPAN modules, and so on.

Endless thanks to all of our wonderful supporters

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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Introduction

Development Status

Implementations

Downloads

  • 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

Consolidated Perl 6 RSS News Feeds

  • Perl 6 RSS News Feeds and Headlines is a convenient all-in-1 auto-generated current list of the most recent articles from all of the following sites. (The "normal" non-RSS links are provided below.)
    • 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).
    • Perl.com often carries Perl 6 articles.
    • Perlbuzz often carries Perl 6 news.
    • Rakudo.org 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.
    • The Perl Foundation (news page) announces Perl 6 grants, etc.

Latest "Planet Perl 6" and "Rakudo" (Perl 6 on Parrot) Headlines

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