Microsoft still hasn't implemented C99 in Visual Studio, though I suspect that's not a question of resources at this point
yeah, presumably they've been busy pushing C++0x out...
Look at how long it's taken projects like IronPython and IronRuby and JRuby to implement languages already implemented elsewhere (and with actual funding and full-time developers)
yeah but those people already had a virtual machine while Perl 6 is trying to build the language and the VM at the same time. I think that's a bit hard.
Python 3000 took eight and a half years from conception to its 3.0 release, and its changes were relatively minor.
Yeah but they finished the damn thing.