Features/Rakudo Perl 6
Rakudo Perl 6
- Name: Gerd Pokorra
- email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Targeted release: Fedora 12
- Last updated: 2009-07-21
- Percentage of completion: 25%
Perl 6 is a major revision to the Perl programming language, which introduces elements of many modern and historical languages. There are currently multiple implementation projects of Perl 6 underway, the most active developed one is Rakudo, an implementation of Perl 6 for the Parrot virtual machine.
Benefit to Fedora
By offering Perl 6 at the current state Fedora once again proves to be the driving force of innovation.
How To Test
- Test that rakudo builds on the parrot RPMs provided in Fedora.
- Use the tests included in Rakudo to verify that Rakudo actually works.
Rakudo will give developers the possibility to port their programs to the Perl 6 specification. Although Perl 6 is still in development and no official release date has been set, the specification is feature complete and mature. Rakudo has released 17 stable releases so far.
(Note that parrot is a build dependency and not required at runtime.)
Drop the rakudo package from Fedora 12.
- Wikipedia: Perl 6 and Rakudo Perl
- Official Perl 6 Documentation
- Perl 6 on the Perl Foundation Homepage
- Rakudo Homepage
- Rakudo Documentation