A butterfly's view of Perl 6

A butterfly's view of Perl 6

By Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎) from DFW.pm
Date: Monday, 8 June 2015 15:30
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: 6 perl perl6

At FOSDEM in Brussels, Larry Wall announced that Perl 6.0.0 will be released this year. But what does this really mean? Come to this talk and get a butterfly's high-level overview of Perl 6:

* Why did we create a new language, anyway?
* Is Perl 5 going away? (No.)
* Should people start switching to Perl 6?
* What about CPAN?
* What does Perl 6 have that Perl 5 (and other languages) do not?
* Why would someone choose Perl 6 over Perl 5?
* Why would someone choose Perl 5 over Perl 6?
* Hasn't Perl 6 already been released? What's this new release?
* How do I learn more?

In the talk you'll also hear some thoughts on mistakes to avoid when creating a new language or open-source software product.

Attended by: Stevan Little (‎stevan‎), John Karr, Rick Bychowski (‎rickbike‎), justin devuyst (‎jdv79‎), Deven Corzine (‎deven‎), Erik Peterson, Dana Jacobsen (‎danaj‎), Jordan Adler (‎jmadler‎), Mark Gardner (‎mjgardner‎), Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), Kevin Metcalf (‎profmetcalf‎), Thomas Sibley (‎trs‎), James Morgan (‎Ven'Tatsu‎), Jan Peterson (‎jlp‎), Paul Seamons, Arthur Schmidt (‎fREW‎), Brian Wisti, Karl Williamson, Greg Cole (‎wingfold‎), Belden Lyman (‎belden‎), Patrick Cronin, Rish, Andy Bach, vroom, Cora Davis, Rikus Goodell, Ryan Chaudhry, Irina Todeva, Jack Killilea (‎jrK‎), Ted Killilea, Michael South (‎msouth‎), Wesley Lattin (‎Wes‎), Maximilian Witte, Gabriel Munoz (‎gabriel‎), Joshua Miller, Tim Bunce, Eric Choi, Prairie Nyx, Kent Schaeffer, Matt Finkel, Jeremy Koch, Jay Hannah (‎jhannah‎), Brent Laabs (‎labster‎),