Linked by Shlomi Fish on Sat 16th Oct 2004 07:28 UTC
General Development The purpose of this essay is to explain why I believe Perl 6, the way it currently seems to progress, is the wrong thing at the wrong time, and why I predict (with all the expected caveats of predicting something) that it won't be successful. I will also suggest a better alternative for the future of Perl which makes more sense at this point.
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One major thing about Perl5
by johnMG on Sun 17th Oct 2004 04:29 UTC

Not sure how much this matters wrt Perl6, but Perl5 has the best written (in dead-tree form) docs I've ever seen for a software project:

Learning Perl, Schwartz & Phoenix
Programming Perl, Wall, Christiansen, & Orwant
Perl Cookbook, Christiansen & Torkington

With books of that calibre available, it's no wonder Perl5 is so popular.