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Welcome to Perl 6

Hi, my name is Camelia. I'm the spokesbug for Perl 6, the spunky little sister of Perl 5. Like her world-famous big sister, Perl 6 intends to carry forward the high ideals of the Perl community. Perl 6 is currently being developed by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. You can help too. The only requirement is that you know how to be nice to all kinds of people (and butterflies). Go to #perl6 ( and someone will be glad to help you get started.



Download Rakudo Perl 6


  • Rakudo, a compiler running on MoarVM, the JVM and other backends.
  • Niecza, a Perl 6 compiler for the CLR (mono/.NET)




Language Design

  • Synopsis - official Perl 6 design documents
  • - official Perl 6 grammar