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What is Perl6?
I think punkish has a very good point, and I'm a bit disappointed with the sarcasm in the responses.
I almost never have to think about the compiler or the runtime or any of that other stuff. I feel, just like punkish, that the stuff that makes it all work is just there, at a more fundamental level on my computer which I don't have to think about.
Surely someone can talk us through why all this Rakudo/Parrot stuff is a Good Thing for perl in general, or indeed for programming in general, without being condescending?