"Perl 6 is the long-awaited redesign and reimplementation of the
popular and venerable Perl programming language. It's not out
yet--nor is there an official release date--but the design and
implementations make continual progress.
"Innumerable programmers, hackers, system administrators,
hobbyists, and dabblers write Perl 5 quite successfully. The
language doesn't have the marketing budget of large consulting
companies, hardware manufacturers, or tool vendors pushing it, yet
people still use it to get their jobs done..."