Jeremiah C. Foster

Perl 6 - the last programming language
Computers change, programming languages and models change. How can perl, a computer language now more than 20 years old, remain the flexible "Swiss Army Chainsaw"? It remains one of the central tools in free software because it can mutate - it changes to do things that its users want it to do. Perl 6 is the latest version of perl and will be the most mutation friendly version yet. The goal is to be a programming language for the next 50 years and to be prepared for things we haven't thought of yet. I'll outline some of what Perl 6 can do and we'll take a look at what it looks like.