Perl5 was also supposed to be the last rewrite of Perl. It was designed to be extendible, without a frequent need to update the core. Development of perl6 started less than 6 years after the release of 5.000. So, I guess the main reason to not expect development of perl7 to have started in 2012 is that it's unlikely that perl6 will be released before 2006. ;-)

In reply to Re^3: Perl 6 was released years ago by Anonymous Monk
in thread Perl 6 was released years ago by Juerd

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