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    With a beta of Perl 6 probably being less than two years away ..

Perl 6 seems to be like a mirage, enchanting, beautiful, desirable .. and always retreating, retreating. The number I always hear is '18 months' when anyone talks about when it will arrive.

I think the big change will happen when some of the key CPAN modules get ported or certified to Perl 6 compliant. Once we have modules that work, then we'll be able to write code that works. The corollary is that if there's no CGI.pm for Perl 6, there will be no Perl 6 CGIs.

Perl sure is quirky, but that's because (like the English language) it has many forebears. When I started doing a little shell programming recently, I often had two thoughts, "Hey! This is like Perl!", followed by "No, Perl is like shell." My awk experience predated (and led to) Perl, so at least I got that order correct.

I look forward to Perl 6 -- I made the transition from Assembler to C, and then from C to Perl (starting with the brand new 5.4 version). It won't be a language change, but it will definitely be a dialect change, but that suits, coming from a language designed by a linguist.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

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