Now, up until two years ago, I simply ignored that question, because I had my hands full learning to become a good Perl 5 programmer and had no time/tuits to follow anything related to Perl 6.
But since I was recruited to the Parrot project in November 2006, I've had to take that question more seriously. My stock response goes like this:
I don't have the time to follow developments in the Perl 6 language specification. I do follow the development of the Parrot virtual machine. We expect to have our 1.0 release during the first half of 2009. You can view the Parrot roadmap.
Of course, that's not the response that the questioner was looking for. So what I would like to know is if there is one site to which I can direct such questioners which says:
1. How complete is the development of the Perl 6 language specification.
2. What percentage of the completed Perl 6 language specification has been implemented on Parrot (Rakudo)?
If we don't have such a site, what would be the obstacles to developing one?
Thank you very much.