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Updated: #perl6 follow-up & the "(Early Pre-Release Prototype) Perl6 User FAQ"

Conrad Schneiker
May 2, 2006 02:01
Updated: #perl6 follow-up & the "(Early Pre-Release Prototype) Perl6 User FAQ"
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[Damn the Outlook Express newsreader!!! Just downloaded Thunderbird.
Hopefully formatting will be sane this time. Made some updates.]

Per #perl6 suggestion, we are reactivating this newsgroup
to serve as an information exchange for users of early pre-release
prototype versions of Perl 6. (We use the somewhat
redundant phrase "early pre-release prototype" to hopefully keep
"total newbies" from being mislead about the present status of Perl 6,
and jumping in too soon.)

Topics of particular interest include: getting started with Perl 6,
incremental migration from Perl 5, developing Perl 6 tools,
important modules to know about, important tools to know about,
current Perl 6 status and news, and so on.

An "(Early Pre-Release Prototype) Perl 6 User FAQ" will be updated and
posted each week-end, starting around May 6-7, 2006. It will accumulate
the most useful information and resource links from each week's series
of postings (and other sources).

A major aim is to lower the bar a bit for early-adapters, and to
make it easier for people to effectively experiment with Perl 6
without having to search around as much to get started, and to
help identify and fill in intermediate documentation gaps in the 
process. In other words, share the -Ofun.

Meanwhile, please post your content requests and suggested content.

Conrad Schneiker

PS: With apologies to RMS, "Why I must help Perl 6" :-)

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