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There's also no push, whatsoever, to "get with the parrot program". Larry Wall is not holding a gun to Perl 5's head.



Unlike Python 3's relation to Python 2, Perl 6 is genuinely a new language. It would make little sense for the community to discontinue Perl 5 and push for Perl 6.

In retrospect it probably would have been better for the community if they'd given Perl 6 a new name.




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