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  • I look forward to reading about what is happening to Perl6.
  • I'd like to get our company to put some money in. After all most of our development is perl based and we'll be needing perl 6 eventually and even if we never need it we'll be able to take advantage of the parrot VM, etc.

    I'd like to get involved too but I have little time and so far my attempts at contacting people about starting things like a perl knowledgebase or application database, or revamping the main perl websites have had no results.

    It would be really cool if I knew a) who to contact and b) wha


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • i agree with you 100%. a lot of projects need help from volunteer and yet they don't specify what help they need. btw, jesse++ , cheers all the way from perlchina :)
  • Thanks for sharing your conclusions, and your thought process. I think many people have had some of the same thoughts, but not come to the final conclusion that the first step is theirs.

    Getting the word out has been a problem and I think the project needed exactly what you're offering to provide. I too look forward to hearing more about what is going on and with you stepping up to help, the key people don't need to stop working to publish results.

  • ...the biggest problem with perl6 is that no one even knows what the hell it is. The existing design documents, with their appropriately religious naming scheme, are as transparent as a mud-smeared concrete wall. Nothing intelligible ever comes from whoever is working on it; no news, no updates, and certainly nothing along the lines of "here's what you can actually *do* with this...". It all reads like marketing gwana-gwana for a compiler design class.

    Everyone I know has basically given up on perl6, don't