The quite usable version of Rakudo Perl 6 is planned to be released on spring (northern hemisphere’s Spring, probably 😉 ). We”ll see how useful it is and what one can do with it 🙂
On the other hand, Perl 5 is still being developed, and is very useful and commonly used. This gives Perl 6 developers no urge to do it faster. This may cause two problems:
- it may never be finished, as Duke Nukem Forever
- it may be finished, but not widely used (as some people like Perl 5, and others already switched to Python 😉 )
What do you think about Perl 6?