in reply to Hockey Sticks
Excuse me, I'm honestly not asking to begin a flamewar, but. Could you please explain me why I must be interested in some language compiler which runs over .net / mono, If I never used neither of these and not planning to use it anyway? Even worse, I think than Mono has no future, cause it just trying to replay what other's did, in .NET.
As of perl6, I think rakudo is great product, but it lacks something. When I talk about Rakudo Star with co-workers, almost everyone asks - what perl6 have, which others don't? Why should I use it? And they of course already have implied answer: there's nothing new.
The great idea behind Java, for example, was VM, 'we can run everywhere'. Perl5 and alike were multipurpose scripting languages with dynamic types for quick devel-ent. The Haskell is _pure_ functional language. Erlang comes with idea of parallel execution on multinode cluster.
So what have perl6, that others don't?