I've been meaning to get started plinking around with Perl 6, but there's a few points I was hoping to get some feedback on first:
- Has the design phase of the language settled down enough for casual users to get started using it (without being too confused later by major changes)?
- The main Perl 6 website still prominently lists the "Apocalypses" and "Exegeses", but from what I can tell, we're supposed to just ignore those at this point and just go by the synopses. Are the synopses up-to-date and unchanging enough at this point for an average user to use them to learn Perl 6?
- Is building and installing Parrot on a GNU/Linux system pretty simple at this point? Maybe just a "./configure; make; make test; make install"? (Or else maybe something like Perl 5's build procedure.) Or are there a lots of hoops to jump through to get a working Perl 6 / Parrot system running?
Also, I notice there's quite a few acronyms associated with Parrot (PDD, PCT, NQP, IMCC, PIR, PIRC, PGE, NCI, PMC). Is there a glossary somewhere telling what all these things are in plain english?