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Re: Future Perl development

Gabor Szabo
February 6, 2007 06:23
Re: Future Perl development
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On 2/6/07, Mark Overmeer <> wrote:
> > On 5 Feb 2007, at 21:51, jesse wrote:
> >> It seems to me like part of the PR role is to manage expectations and
> >> explain WHY Perl 6 isn't out now and why we don't promise a release
> >> date

> IMO, the best thing what can happen to Perl6 is an official release
> which is declared to be usable but not complete.  Then, people may
> start taking Perl development serious again.
> When we get (Linux)distributions to include (prelimary, half-way)
> versions of Perl6 and Parrot, then in 3 years time most PCs will have
> it installed.  Maybe, at that time, people recognize that there is a
> Perl6 language they can use.  Of course, they will soon discover that
> they have to upgrade, but that's not a problem.

Alpha versions of Perl 6 are already being released. They are also available in
some of the Linux distributions.
In Ubuntu you can do "sudo aptitude install pugs" and you get it in Gentoo you
can do "emerge pugs". I have not checked in on rpm based distros.

There is some material out there on various web sites on how to write Perl 6.
I have started to release the slides of my future Perl 6 training course.
You can get them here:
Please link to it so others can also find it easily.


Gabor Szabo
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