Perl 6
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).

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