Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Perl's Diaspora: Perl 5, Moe, Rakudo, Niecza, Perlito

Perl has always been improving itself, mostly by evolution, sometimes by revolution. One such revolution, was the start of the Perl 6 development effort in 2000. In the meantime, after a period of impasse, Perl (5) continued evolving gradually. However, it now (2013) seems that the original Perl 1/2/3/4/5 code base has reached a level of jenga that makes it virtually impossible for anybody to make very much needed structural changes.This presentation will give an overview of how different projects are now attacking this problem.


Liz Mattijsen