"A colleague of mine recently asked me about Perl's future.
Specifically, he wondered if we have any tricks up our sleeves to
compete against today's two most popular platforms: .NET and Java.
Without a second's hesitation, I repeated the same answer I've used
for years when people ask me if Perl has a future:
"Perl certainly is alive and well. The Perl 6 development team
is working very hard to define the next version of the Perl
language. Another team of developers is working hard on Parrot, the
next-generation runtime engine for Perl 6. Parrot is being designed
to support dynamic languages like Perl 6, but also Python, Ruby and
others. Perl 6 will also support a transparent migration of
existing Perl 5 code.
"Then I cheerfully continued with this addendum:
"Fotango is sponsoring one of their developers, Arthur Bergman,
to work on Ponie, the reimplementation of Perl 5.10 on top of
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