Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016


Perl is not dead,... it got better!

A long time ago (2013), in a galaxy far, far away (Orlando Perl Workshop) I gave a talk in which I declared Perl was not dead, but a dead end. The thesis of the talk being that the Perl 5 core was not a platform capable of change and the Perl 6 future was still to uncertain, so ... the only reasonable thing was to just rewrite it all in Scala!

In the intervening years ... my rewrite stalled, I made peace with the Perl core, others attempted forks and rewrites (to varying degrees of success), and the Perl 6 Christmas finally came! In this talk we will reexamine the state of Perl in 2015 and discuss it's glorious future!


Stevan Little