The Perl 6 release

By corbet The December
24 entry
in the Perl 6 advent calendar describes the “coming out”
of Perl 6. “Of course, she’s still just 15. She does some
things really well now. Her communication skills are pretty good, and she
is very polite when she can’t understand you. She can carry on several
conversations at once. She’s getting pretty good at math, and shows skill
in manipulating objects of various sorts. She loves foreign languages, and
all those funny characters.

The December 25
follows with the Rakudo Perl 6 release. “This version
of the compiler targets the v6.c ‘Christmas’ specification of the Perl 6
language. The Perl 6 community has been working toward this release over
the last 15 years.

From: LWN