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Perl6 has nothing to do with perl5, it's a completely different language. I would call the transition fatal, not painful.



> I would call the transition fatal, not painful.

It's really sad. In retrospect they certainly should have named it something different. The Perl 5 community could have progressed, maybe even made a Perl 6, while the NGPerl skunkworks project continued independently for 15 years.




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