So many good options, I'll have to sign up more accounts so I can vote for all of the following:
Like Perl5, only slicker.
Definately slicker, I love the syntax changes I've seen so far and I've always really, really hated the -> operator.
Even more annoying to uptight language grannies
Hmmm, where'd that 'Perl is line noise' guy go...
The leverage Parrot needs to conquer the world
Or at least get more businesses to take Perl seriously.
Perl's downfall. Woe! Despair!
No chance of this from what I've seen :).
I'm waiting to hear what paco thinks
paco just doesn't have the same charm since talking to "him" on April 1st. Maybe my expectations were too high ;).
Frustrating; I've worked hard to learn Perl 5, dang it!
Well, to tell the truth I didn't work that hard (it often shows, I know ;). Since I started reading up on Perl 6 I have been focusing more on learning other languages so I can properly disregard them when Perl 6 comes out.
The coolest language ever. I may never go outside again.
After careful consideration, this one gets my vote. Sure hope it lives up to everyone's expectations :).
I voted: "A mixed bag. Some ideas I love, some I fear"
I fear a little bit about performance; and as I very often work with huge datastructures, this might become essential. In production systems (win2k, linux, solaris), I still work with perl5.005_03, because it uses less memory than 5.6 or 5.6.1, and the runtime in many cases is much better, too.
If I've got more time, I'll try to extract a short example to show you by code ...
Another thing I'd like to see "fixed" in perl6 is the following beginner-trap:
my $string = "anything";
my $pattern = "\\";
$string =~ /$pattern/; # must be: $string =~ /\Q$pattern\E/
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"Never try to teach a pig to sing…it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."
Hopefully a faster, cleaner, more powerful, more flexible Perl. I am not sure if I am happy of having to (well, I guess I don't HAVE to but still will) learn so many new things. On the other side it will help me to become a better Perl coder. Ah well.
In a nutshell, I can't wait for Perl 6. Why? Well...
First it's going to turn lead into gold, and then it's going to make your parents listen to rock music. It's going to make the bad turn good and the good feel great. And the great will just rock harder. From the very nanosecond that you finish compiling Perl 6, you'll be in a recursive loop of pleasure and knowledge.
In school? Great. Perl 6 will do your homework for you, and you'll get perfect scores every time. Don't like to work? That's fine, it'll do your job for you, and get you a raise.
After it's fed the hungry and given riches to the poor, it's going to not only impress you, it's going to make you love it, whether you want to or not. Because by then, you're going to be written in Perl 6, too. The only thing that's going to delay you getting #!/usr/bin/perl6 tattooed onto your forehead will be your mad rush to go buy the latest o'reilly Perl 6 publication.
This isn't going to be just another language. This is going to be an incantation. (:
(ok, so maybe i'm a little excited, but i still vote 0).