Perl 6
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^^ Welcome to the Official Perl 6 Wiki

This place contains plenty information about the "language"[Learn About Perl 6], "its people"[Perl 6 People], "implemetations"[Implementations] and [documentation]. Most of your urgent questions not already answered might be adressed in the [FAQ].

Many important links and a quick overview can also be found at <>.

Bless all of our "sponsors and supporters"[Perl 6 Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters]. THANK YOU. Please consider becoming one of them.


^^^ Development Status

* For [Rakudo] Perl 6, see [rakudo feature status].
* [What can I do with Perl 6 today?] (Things that you can use or try out now. For example, [November], a wiki in Perl 6.)
* The "weekly Perl 6 design meeting" minutes show up on "Planet Parrot"<> and at ""<> (see headlines at the bottom of this page).
* [When will Perl 6 be released?] (Maybe something by this Christmas, if you and enough other people help out: see [Getting Involved], [Perl 6 Donations and Fundraising], [Perl 6 Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters].)
** [Development Dashboard] (Perl 6 project status and plans.)
** "STATUS file in languages/perl6"<> (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.)
* [DistributionFormat]
* [Summer of Code Ideas]

^^^^ 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.)

^^^ Online Documentation

* General [Documentation] overview (Current synopses, cookbook, Perl 6 code examples and test suites, etc.)
* "The Official Documents that describe Perl 6"<> (The official specification documents, frequently updated with section-specific test statistics.)
* "Installable Perl 6 Docs"<> (A CPAN module of the P6 docs.)
* [Glossary of Perl 6 Terms and Jargon] ("-Ofun", IRC and newsgroup slang, "Perl 6" versus "perl6".)
* [Perl Tablets] (Soon-to-be the big, all-in-one tutorial with index, tables and comparisons.)
* [WITCH] ("What Is This Character Here" is a useful symbolic index of Perl 6 symbols and operators.)
* "FAQ"<> (Another great resource on ProgrammersHeaven)
* "QuickStart"<> (Easy, near-instant gratification for running [Pugs].)
* [Perl 6 Articles and Presentations]
** "Introduction to Perl 6"<> (Course slides with many examples; a work-in-progress.)
** [Perl 6 microarticles] (The "Yet another Perl 6 operator" YAP6 series and more.)
* [Perl 6 Newsgroup Threads of Interest] (Stuff that may not yet be well-known or well-documented elsewhere yet.)
* [Larry Wall's Talks] design theory and other forms of ingenius pramatism, plus the [State of the Onion] series.)
* [Perl 6 Quotes] (notable quotes about Perl 6)
* Anti-[FUD] (Some non-ballistic responses.)
* [Roadmap to helping with Development] (a from the ground up Windows Vista based guide on how to help)

^^^ Products and Services

* [Perl 6 Books and Media] (Both existing and planned.)
* [Perl 6 Marketplace] (Products, services, jobs, and so on.)

^^^ Other Information

* [Mail Lists, IRC, Archives] (Developer and user hotlines, plus logs and archives as well as more "teen dating advice"<>.)
* [Getting Involved] (Help hack on Perl 6, or write new test cases, or work on docs.)
* [Related Projects] (CPAN6, PITA, and more.)
* [Perl 6 Donations and Fundraising] (Help hack on the Perl 6 ecosystem.)

^^^ About This Wiki

* [About This Wiki] (License and other info.)
* [Quick Start] (How you can work on this Wiki.)
* "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.)

^^^ 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).

^^^^ 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).
** ""<> 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.
** "The Perl Foundation (news page)"<> announces Perl 6 grants, etc.

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

The current lists below are auto-generated when you load this page.


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Gabor grant on integrating Padre and Parrot was cancelled. Gabor explains why in his blog. Note that this does not mean that this integration will not be done, or that TPF will not fund it. It just means that at this point Gabor does not have the time to deliver the grant on time.

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