August 2, 2019

Perl 6 is on the horizon as the the upcoming rele

first_imgPerl 6 is on the horizon, as the the upcoming release of the programming language was announced on its new website.“Like her world-famous big sister, Perl 6 intends to carry forward the high ideals of the Perl community,” according to the language’s website. “Perl 6 is currently being developed by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.”(Related: Where Perl ranks among languages used at work)The upcoming release is expected to include:“Object-oriented programming, including generics, roles and multiple dispatchFunctional programming primitives, lazy and eager list evaluation, junctions, autothreading, and hyperoperators (vector operators)Parallelism, concurrency and asynchrony, including multicore supportDefinable grammars for pattern matching and generalized string processingOptional and gradual typing”According to the website, the latest version of the programming language is under-documented, making it difficult to learn. A guide has been provided to fill in the gaps from Perl 5 to Perl 6. More information is available here.last_img