Roughly speaking, "will TIMTOWTDI apply to the language itself
indefinitely?" = yes.

Perl 5 is a language defined by an implementation, Perl 6 is a
language defined by a syntax and documentation. While there's no
predicting what will happen, as of now it looks like there will be a
few implementations of Perl 6- there's more than one now and nothing
to stop anyone with a good idea from starting another. On the other
hand, there are a few implementations that have already gone into

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