in reply to Re^2: Will Perl 6 Replace Perl 5?
in thread Will Perl 6 Replace Perl 5?
It is with great regret that I say, that each time this OP comes up, in the absence of its presence, it is Perl 6 that dies a little.
Surprisingly enough, though, software (and this includes programming language implementations) won't get written faster by people asking about it or complaining that it isn't written yet. This holds even more true if you want the software to be tried-and-tested to the point that it's usable.
What you need is a community of people, some of whom implement the thing, some who triage tests or bug reports, and some who write applications and stress-test the language. For that to happen, you need to encourage (some would say "hype") people into wanting to contribute. To top it off, Perl 6 in itself seems to attract people due to some of its features.
So, expectations are high, but it's partly because they need to be. Or you might help figure out another way to build a community besides having something worth forming a community around.