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Although I disagree with his conclusion, I have to agree with his statement. Most of my code will break under Perl6, too. The Perl5 -> Perl6 ease-of-migration stuff is for the simpler uses of Perl. Once you start getting into symbolic references and symbol table manipulations and beyond-the-surface objects ... this isn't going to migrate. And, I know that if I'm doing that stuff, Abigail-II is definitely doing it.
Additionally, every single bit of XS is going to have to be rewritten. Granted, it gets to rewrite it in Parrot which is much nicer, but it's still a big task. Ponie may or may not help this part.
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Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose