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Re: Basic Perl5 to basic Perl6?

by tlm (Prior)
on Apr 10, 2005 at 13:51 UTC ( #446384=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Basic Perl5 to basic Perl6?

The resources I know of for beginning to learn about Perl 6 are

As for your other question, here's what the Perl FAQ (not to be confused with the Perl6 FAQ cited earlier) has to say:

Perl6 is not scheduled for release yet, and Perl5 will still be supported for quite awhile after its release. Do not wait for Perl6 to do whatever you need to do.

I have seen diverging opinions on how much of a jolt to programmers the advent of Perl 6 will be (see for example this PM thread), but I think that a solid knowledge of Perl5 is a better background for learning Perl6 than a weak or no knowledge of Perl5.

the lowliest monk


Comment on Re: Basic Perl5 to basic Perl6?
Re^2: Basic Perl5 to basic Perl6?
by ghenry (Vicar) on Apr 10, 2005 at 21:31 UTC

    This pretty much covers a lot of the questions I had in my head.

    Also, a lot to digest :)

    I think a lot of Windows® people will be happier with being able to create .exe now. Just about every other day on all the beginners mailing lists and sometimes on here, that question always comes up.

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Re^2: Basic Perl5 to basic Perl6?
by blazar (Canon) on Apr 11, 2005 at 10:11 UTC
    The resources I know of for beginning to learn about Perl 6 are
    To which I'd like to add that on p6l somebody had asked for simple examples on "howto" do, say, task "x" in Perl6 and somebody else answered to just ask and that relevant examples would have been supplied on list. It must be said that this practice has not been practiced much...

    More recently there's been some talking about something similar but more effective. Look up for "pleac" e.g. in http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl6.language/

    UPDATE: wrt the above, see also Perl6 Cookbook.

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