Perl 6: Revision 256
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Any language which passes the Perl 6 specification tests is an implementation of Perl 6. "Rakudo" is the name of one of the implementations. There are others.
- Rakudo Perl 6 is the Perl 6 implementation based on the Parrot VM. There are also Haskell and C implementations underway. Rakudo Perl 6 interoperates with other Parrot-based languages. See the Official Parrot Wiki and Parrot Home Page. (These changed in fall, 2008, with the foundation of the Parrot Foundation.)
- Perl 6 will of course also support mainline Perl 5.10+ (and thus CPAN) interoperability. Here's the Official Perl 5 Wiki.
- Amazing Perl 6 snippets
Awesome "Cross the Finish Line" grant for Rakudo Perl 6
Thank you Ian Hague!
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).
First Look Shortcuts
If you ...
- want to see the newest developments, see Perl 6 Articles and Presentations (includes major blog posts).
- are curious, read What is Perl 6?, Learn About Perl 6, and The Long Perl 6 Super-Feature List.
- want to learn about Perl 6 in general, explore the Documentation.
- want to help Perl 6 be released faster, read about Getting Involved, Perl 6 Donations and Fundraising, and Perl 6 Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters.
- want to talk to developers about Perl 6, read Mail Lists, IRC, Archives about IRC channel #perl6.
- want to read the latest Perl 6 news, see the Perl 6 News section below, or see the Perl 6 RSS News Feeds and Headlines for an auto-generated master list of current headlines from all of the major Perl 6 news feeds.
- are interested in Perl 6 books, products, services, jobs, etc., see Perl 6 Books and Media and the Perl 6 Marketplace.
Some links on this page occur in more than one location to make finding relevant things easier and more likely,Assignments although this requires some extra effort when updating this page. ("There's more than one way to find it.")