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Patrick Michaud is the pumpking for the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and was formerly a Professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is currently a software developer and consultant focused on open source development and applications, including Perl, PmWiki, and Linux.
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  • To be honest, I really think a part of all this isn't FUD.

    Perl 6 is being talked about... inside the Perl community. You don't see articles by random people not involved in its development somehow.

    As some of the comments state, I honestly think Perl 6 should really change its name to something like Perl++ or PerlNG (next-generation) and free up the name for regular Perl.

    I'd rather see a Perl 6 which is basically Perl 5.12 but with some heavy optimizations done to add support for a built-in Moose-like synta

    • in the same way C++ has much cooler stuff than C.

      Oh ho ho ho, caaareful with that one.

      Though I don’t disagree with the idea.

      • Oh well, maybe I should have phrased that as "in the same way C++ has more modern features than C".

        But I believe you were still able to understand my point.