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I was wondering: given that

- Perl6 is quite a different language from Perl5

- I am aware that there is an enormous amount of code written in Perl 5

Has anyone of you started transitioning to Perl6 ? If so, what's your experience/opinion ?




I've written a blog post about that: https://www.perl.com/article/an-open-letter-to-the-perl-comm...

The modules implemented so far: http://modules.perl6.org/t/CPAN5

I'll also be giving a keynote on this subject at The Perl Conference 2018: https://perlconference.us/tpc-2018-slc/session/the-state-of-...

If you want to keep up to date on happenings in the Perl 6 world, please checkout the Perl 6 Weekly: https://p6weekly.wordpress.com


My opinion is that perl5 isnt going anywhere. Every time I have to read ruby it looks like bad perl5 or good php. Every time I have to read python it looks like good java or constrained perl5 with syntactically meaningful white space. Every time I have to read JavaScript it looks like weird and constrained perl. But then again I know perl well, and knowing a language well is counter to current industry fashion.


There was an interesting thread on this topic a few months ago: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16211864




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