Perl 6
Timeline: Revision 21

A chronological ordered overview of what happened so far.

  • 1998 - Chip Salzenberg starts the Topaz project
  • 2000 July 19 - the coffee mug incident
  • 2000 July 19 - Larry Wall announced Perl 6 on the stage of TPF 4
  • 2001 ?? Dan Sugalski began what later became Parrot
  • 2001 April 1 - Simon Cozens launched on Perl.com his hilarious but well crafted April's fool joke, the name "Parrot" was born
  • 2001 April 2 - Larry released first Apocalypse 1: The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good (see also: Synopses)
  • 2001 May 15 - Damian Conway wrote first Exegesis: Exegesis 2: Bits and Pieces
  • 2003 July - Larry was out for a year due to medical problems
  • 2003 July 8 - The Perl Foundation announces Ponie, a Perl 5 compiler for Parrot
  • 2004 April 13 - Apocalypse 12: Objects, the last one
  • 2005 February, very first days of - Audrey Tang came public with Pugs
  • 2006 May 17 - perl6-users mailing list created
  • 2006 August 23 - "project Ponie officially ended"<poniecode.org>
  • 2007 February 3 - First snapshot of proposed standard Perl 6 grammar in standard Perl 6 (STD.pm)
  • 2008 January 16 - Parrot's Perl 6 compiler renamed to Rakudo and massively rewritten
  • 2008 June 9 - Allison Randal files the incorporation papers for the Parrot Foundation
  • 2008 May 14 - Ian Hague grants $200,000 to TPF for Perl 6 and TPF reorganisation
  • 2009 August 05 - Patrick Michaud announces Rakudo star

Planned:

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