Perl 6
Perl 6 Prospectus: Revision 4


Under construction by Conrad Schneiker. Please feel free to contribute. Especially needed: diagramatic illustrations.

The Prospects and Implications of Perl 6 + CPAN6

This page explains why Perl 6 + CPAN6 is incredibly important, and why you should support it (even if you never plan to use it).

Executive Summary

Overview of the extended Perl 6 ecosystem

Perl 6, the most pragmatically-powerful general-purpose programming language

CPAN6, the new programming "Library of Alexandra"

Runtime platforms

The Parrot dynamic languge VM, for keeping up with Moore's Law parallelism and more

Javascript (Browsers)

Implications of Perl 6 + CPAN6 + Parrot

Commercial programming implications

Academic implications for teaching programming and computer science

Economic implications

Science and technology implications


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