Patrick Michaud, the Rakudo Perl 6 "pumpking," has announced
that a usable version of Perl 6 is coming in April, even if the language will not be "finished" by then. "To me, one good answer is to start making releases of Perl 6 that may not implement the entire Perl 6 specification, but that application writers will feel comfortable enough to start using in their projects. I've started to call these 'useful releases' or 'usable releases'. While it might not have every feature described in the Perl 6 synopses, enough features will be present that can make it a reasonable choice for application programs.
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