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How do I learn perl 6

by rlb3 (Deacon)
on Jul 25, 2006 at 16:57 UTC ( #563581=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
rlb3 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I'm wanting to learn perl 6 syntax, but I haven't seen a tutorial. There are the two perl 6 essentials books, but I keep reading they are out of date. Are they good enough to learn perl 6 from some home projects? I've looked at the examples directory in the pugs svn repository but for alot of the scripts I don't know what I'm looking at. So, I guess what I'm asking what's the best way to learn perl 6 syntax.

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Re: How do I learn perl 6
by wazzuteke (Hermit) on Jul 25, 2006 at 17:25 UTC
    I had the same question a while back, and have since found a few good places to sneak around.

    • Perl6 Now, the book: A pretty good little read. It uses a Perl 5 base to explain where Perl 6 is heading; I found it to be a good start.
    • Perl6 mailing lists are also a good resource, being that the language is still in development.
    • CPAN's Perl6::.* modules that have been put together. There are a number of them out there now, some of which will convert P5 => P6 and vice-versa (if my memory is holding...)

    I'd start there - after that you may have alredy stumbled upon others along your journies.

    Good luck!

    Update: I should have mentioned earlier - Perl6 Synopsys has a few good links into documents on the rules, etc. of what/where P6 has been (or is going, rather). That may be of good referece as well;)

Re: How do I learn perl 6
by lorn (Monk) on Jul 25, 2006 at 17:31 UTC
Re: How do I learn perl 6
by jdrago_999 (Hermit) on Jul 25, 2006 at 20:06 UTC
Re: How do I learn perl 6
by asz (Pilgrim) on Jul 26, 2006 at 22:17 UTC

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