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A similar situation to Python 2->3 in Perl is from Perl 5.6 to Perl 5.26 with the difference being that Perl maintains mostly backwards compatible.

If you are talking about Perl 5->6 that is more like going from C++ to D. (With a touch of Haskell+Go mixed in)

For several years we have been considering the two current Perl's as sister languages. Both are being actively developed with a yearly stable release for Perl 5 and a quarterly stable release for Perl 6. (Rakudo Perl 6 is mostly written in Perl 6 or subset language, and is also a newer codebase; so it is easier to change without breaking things.)




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