I've had seven recruiters contact me so far this year for Perl jobs (approximately twice the rate as last year). We are about to hire JAPH into the shop at somewhere close to six figures.
A frozen, rigorous spec in Perl 6 wouldn't help meet deadlines and it might drive away a lot of the talent. It would promote the same things that had a foot on the neck of Perl 5 for a decade. Smart developers having fun doing what they love is what Perl needs. That appears to be what's happening in all corners of Perl today.
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