Perl 6 will be a major improvement on Perl 5 in many ways: syntactically, semantically, pragmatically, and philosophically. This tutorial surveys the most important features of Perl 6, with examples of many of the new programming techniques those features make possible.
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Damian Conway is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and trainer, and a prominent contributor to the Perl community. Currently he runs Thoughtstream, an international IT training company that provides programmer training from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia. Most of his spare time is spent working with Larry Wall on the design and explication of the Perl 6 programming language. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is an honorary Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Australia.
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