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Perl6 has been a long time coming with the original design dating back to 2000. This year marks the release of Rakudo Star. Rakudo Star is a useable, though not complete, implementation of Perl6 on top of the Parrot VM. This talk will cover some of the history Perl6 development and explain many of the features and advancements that Perl6 provides today. The talk will include such concepts as hyperoperators, Perl6 closures, optional typing, roles, and the new type system.
This talk will not assume any previous knowledge of Perl5 or Perl6.
14th–15th October 2010