Will Perl 6 be strict by default?
The answer to this is not as simple as 'yes' or 'no'.
What do you mean by "by default"? What do you mean
by "Perl6"? The Perl6 compiler will, by default,
assume it is being fed Perl5 code... Also, the
details have changed at least once since they were
originally given; the original thinking was that
a Perl6 package declaration would trigger strictness
by default, so that modules would be strict by default,
but other Perl6 code, by default, would not be.
The current (last I checked) thinking is that
-e will turn off strictness by default, but otherwise
it will be on by default for Perl6 code, unless you
change it. It will still be off by default for Perl5
code, which is the default, for compatibility reasons,
so I guess you could say that the default default
in Perl6 is for strictures to be off, but the Perl6
default is for them to be on. (If you're not confused
yet, you should definitely subscribe to perl6-language.)