An example in Perl 6 is that signatures are integral to the FFI solution and the upshot is that using C libraries from Perl 6 is truly trivial. http://justrakudoit.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/zavolaj/
> Perl 5 followed Larry Wall's philosophy of making something that works, even if it isn't "beautiful" from an abstract computer science point of view. Perl 6 is going completely in the opposite direction: All sorts of amazingly cool features that thrill language designers but result in an unusable and horribly complex impractical lumbering beast.
I think you're viewing Perl 6 through the lens of dissatisfaction of trying it years ago.
Partly because the effort is pretty much directed by Larry Wall, the Perl 6 result is increasingly delivering all the practical goodness of Perl 5, plus an enormous bunch of extra *practical* goodies, combined with doing it right from a computer science point of view.
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