Perl 6
Timeline: Revision 32

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
  • 2002 July 22 - Dan made the initial revision of Perl 6 compiler for Parrot
  • 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
  • 2004 November 18 - first public release of PGE (p6ge at this time) by Patrick Michaud, an important step to bootstrap
  • 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
  • 2007
    • January 4 - Flavio S. Glock leaves first traces of kp6
    • February 3 - First snapshot of proposed standard Perl 6 grammar in standard Perl 6 (STD.pm)
    • June 23 - Initial creation of Parrot Compiler Toolkit (PCT) as a branch of PAST
    • June 29 - after hosting the official Perl 6 wiki on his own server for nearly 2 years, Andy Lester moved it on a Perl Foundation URL
    • July 27 - Initial commit of NQP
    • October 8 - Daniel Ruoso started SMOP (yap6 back then) as "another prospective Perl 6 implementation, but now, a simple C runtime, hopefully a target for kp6
  • 2008
  • 2009 March 17 - Parrot 1.0 'Haru Tatsu' released
  • 2009 August 05 - Patrick Michaud announces Rakudo star

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