I think that won't be the case with Perl 6 as they have found a way integrating existing CPAN modules with Perl 6 code. You are actually very right in pointing out this fact, Its not just a bare interpreter. The word production ready actually has a lot of meanings like availability of sufficient documentation, standard libraries, spec completion, stability etc. But you have to start some where like Python 3 did, there idea is to really backport the Python 3 stuff into 2.x. In their case they have something to migrate to, in our case our migration target isn't yet ready. So the focus should be first on spec completion first not migration.
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