I hesitate to reply to this obvious troll, but I will anyway. (What are fridays good for if not goofing off :-)
Firstly, perl6 has not been in development for "8 years". You could say that the idea of a newer, better perl has been kicked around since 1998 and recently there has been some serious development efforts. Perl6 didn't even come to fruition as an idea until 2000 and development didn't start in ernest later. (When exactly depends on what you consider "development")
They (O'Reilly) don't want you to program effectively, instead they want to create a new version that is so complicated even the designers don't understand it, so they can keep selling more books to everybody caught in their mouse-trap.
That's an interesting theory. How much money does O'Reilly make from perl books compared to all of the other books they sell? And if they're doing this to perl, who's to say that they won't also do the same to PHP, Python, Ruby, etc.? I mean, if they have a good racket going, why would they limit themselves to just perl? Oh, and how exactly is O'Reilly
creating a new version of perl?
And lastly ...
Maybe this can be the start of a phpmonks community?
Feel free to go and do just that. No one is stopping you.
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