I really don't know the technical complications that go behind building a interpreter (Compiler + VM in case of Perl 6) for a language like Perl 6. When I first read the specification I was overwhelmed. It must be really difficult, else why would they take so much time?
It is a bit frustrating, I agree. For example whenever I've spoken something Perl 6 at my work place the first question is about whether there's a production ready version of it. A negative answer leads to a ridicule that it has taken more than a decade now for this thing to come out.
Understand this from implementers perspective, there are not many people who can hack on things like compilers and interpreters. So they are always running short of people. And since we don't contribute we loose all rights of complaining. Its irritating/frustrating but there is no way out.
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