FYI: These are items just added to various sections of the Perl 6 Users FAQ (www.athenalab.com/ <http://www.athenalab.com/Perl_6_Users_FAQ.htm> Perl_6_Users_FAQ.htm).
Some are new, some are reworded, some are from recent posts. Thanks to those who posted and/or emailed feedback. =================================================== Some Perl 6 features that you will be able to selectively turn on in Perl 5.9 (development branch) and Perl 5.10 (production release) are in: (http://search.cpan.org/~rgarcia/perl-5.9.3/lib/feature.pm). =================================================== How to get started running Perl 6. Hmm. This is where many of these FAQ links ought to go: (http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/docs/getting_started) =================================================== Pugs Apocryphon 1, Overview of the Pugs project: (http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/docs/01Overview.html). =================================================== Note on mirroring: Since this FAQ is oriented towards Perl 6 users, we mostly use perl.org links instead of openfoundry.org links: * (http://svn.openfoundry.org/pugs) # Live repository. * (http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk) # Mirror. =================================================== If you want to help hack on the docs, read this: (http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/docs/README) This mentions many things you can do to help out with docs, although it is a bit dated: (http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/docs/notes/docs_evil_plan.txt). This plan is still current AFAIK: "Perl 6 developers are refactoring relevant introductions, tutorials, specifications into the Perl6::Doc namespace; expect to see this module subsumed by it in the near future.": (http://www.annocpan.org/~AUTRIJUS/Perl6-Bible-0.30/lib/Perl6/Bible.pm), (http://search.cpan.org/~autrijus/Perl6-Bible-0.30/lib/Perl6/Bible.pm). =================================================== Lots of Perl 6 code examples here: (http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/examples/) =================================================== The latest official Perl 6 language specification: * HTML: (http://dev.perl.org/perl6/doc/synopsis.html) * POD: (http://svn.perl.org/perl6/doc/trunk/design/syn/) <<There may be some minor O(hour) delay due to mirroring and HTML generation.>> A variety of Perl 6 docs are here, including intros and talks: (http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/docs/) =================================================== Our overview of Perl 6 status begins with a release history sample for the 2 most critical components, Pugs (compiler) and Parrot (VM). A lot of foundation-building has been going on, and visible progress has dramatically increased from 2005 onwards, so we have concentrated on more recent data points (through early 2005). See (http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl6.announce) for the very latest (major) release announcements. The major/minor version numbers of Pugs converges to 2*pi. (That's 360 degrees (or the circumference of a unit-radius circle), expressed in radians.) Each significant digit in the minor version represents a milestone. The third digit is incremented for each release. The current milestones are (with some interspersed releases): * Pugs 6.0: Initial release. * Pugs 6.0.0 "Day 6 of Pugs" Released 01/07/2005 * Pugs 6.2: Basic IO and control flow elements; mutable variables; assignment. * Pugs 6.2.0 Released 04/13/2005 * Pugs 6.2.10 Released 10/09/2005 * Pugs 6.2.11 Released 02/01/2006 * Pugs 6.28: Classes and traits. * Pugs 6.28.0 Almost here.... * Pugs 6.283: Rules and Grammars. * Pugs 6.2831: Type system and linking. * Pugs 6.28318: Macros. * Pugs 6.283185: Port Pugs to Perl 6, if needed. Parrot follows a more conventional version number scheme: * Parrot 0.0.1 Released 09/10/2001 * Parrot 0.0.10 Released 03/18/2003 * Parrot 0.1.0 Released 02/29/2004 * Parrot 0.2.0 "NLnet" Released 05/08/2005 * Parrot 0.3.1 "Wart" Released 10/06/2005 * Parrot 0.4.2 "GPW" Released 02/22/2006 * Parrot 0.4.3 "Cold Conure" Released 04/02/2006 * Parrot 0.4.4 "Feather" Released 05/14/2006 =================================================== Best regards, Conrad Schneiker www.athenalab.com/ <http://www.athenalab.com/Perl_6_Users_FAQ.htm> Perl_6_Users_FAQ.htm www. <http://www.AthenaLab.com> AthenaLab.com (Nano-electron-beam technology.)