http://blogs.perl.org published a personal appeal to TimToady from Zoffix, who for the last couple of years has been the most visible face of "Perl6" development, begging him to endorse a de facto name change (in the form of a name "alias") that would finally disassociate "Perl6" from Perl.
Zoffix asks that lwall reply by end Oct. 2018; chime in with letters of support if you agree with his request!
N.B. Zoffix rules out any name containing the string 'Perl'.
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