I think most of the things you mention are embracing and extending existing ideas, not new ideas in themselves. Perl gets most of its power by combining good ideas from other langauges. Perl6 has been described as adding back the good ideas that Ruby added to Perl.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

In reply to Re^2: New Perl Features are Just Sugar From Language X by hardburn
in thread J2SE 5.0 new features are just sugar from Perl (and other similar languages). by gmpassos

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