Perl 6 digest
Perl 6 info
- Perl6 is the next version of the Perl programming language. The project attempts to address the
interpreter, the language, and the culture. The internals of the version 5 interpreter are so
tangled that they hinder maintenance, thwart some new feature efforts, and scare off potential
internals hackers. The language as of version 5 has some misfeatures that are a hassle to ongoing
maintenance of the interpreter and of programs written in Perl. And finally, the entire Perl
community is invited to participate in the design and implementation of perl6.
- Parrot is a virtual machine used to efficiently execute bytecode for interpreted languages - specifically, Perl 6, although we would
like to keep the door open for other languages in the future. As such, Parrot will be the core of the Perl interpreter; it will be the
target platform to which Perl 6 code is compiled.