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What can I do with Perl 6 today?

What can YOU do with Perl 6 Now, Today, This minute?


Run Some Code

  • Get and make Rakudo:
    • Get and Make parrot
      • svn co https://svn.perl.org/parrot/trunk parrot
      • perl ./Configure.pl
      • make
    • use parrot languages/perl6/perl6.pbc some_code.p6
    • Try make perl6 and then you can use ./perl6 some_code.p6
  • Download some perl6 examples (from the github perl6-examples repo)
    • git clone git://github.com/eric256/perl6-examples.git
  • Download more perl6 examples (from the pugs repo)
    • svn co http://svn.pugscode.org/pugs/examples/

Solve Mathematical / Computer Science Problems and Exercises

File/Directory Access

  • Random Access
  • Streams
  • Find
  • Rsynch

Networking / IPC

  • CGI (see November wiki below)
  • NMS scripts
  • Servers
  • Forking
  • IPC
  • Apache Modules

Database Access


  • ini files (simple task, just do it!)
  • Apache logs
  • Aeronautical / Weather Data Feeds


  • Pie chart
  • Fractals
  • Render Vector / Bitmap Images
  • Ascii Art
  • 3D Graphics

User Interface

  • Curses
  • Command line arguments/options

Web Applications

  • November - wiki engine (simple CGI, HTML::Template and URI ports live in repo)

Use (Some) Perl 5 Modules from Perl 6

Use Other Languages from Perl 6

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