Perl is all about letting people think they know what's going on until they really need to know what's going on.
I love that. It seems (appropriately) applicable to the confusion in the community over how close Perl 6 is to being done, too.
Frankly, I'm a fan of the "it's done when it's done" approach -- it tends to lead to better software when all is said and done, assuming you have enthusiastic people working on it, in my experience. I'm also impatient to have a stable Perl 6 to play with, though. For one thing, that's when the good tutorial documentation will start to appear, and I'd really like to start reading the stuff.
|print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);||- apotheon
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