Rakudo Star Breathes New Life into the Perl Corpse with Perl 6 Implementation

Larry Wall Perl

Larry Wall Perl


It took 15 years, but there’s finally a usable Perl 6 implementation released in December by Rakudo Star.

I don’t know anyone who is still using Perl, but apparently some people are out there blessing objects in 2016.

I used to be way into Perl and wrote Perl professionally for several years, but then it became largely irrelevant as other languages do the same thing better, more elegantly and don’t have the Christian orthodoxy embedded in the language.

There will never be an official Perl 6 implementation, as long as an implementation passes the test suite it’s kosher.

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