I heard Patrick Michaud talk about the 10-fold speed improvement of Rakudo in the last year
and the fact they plan to provide backward compability or at least a strong deprecation policy for future releases
It might be time to start again with Perl 6.
First steps in Perl 6
If you'd like to try Perl 6, my recommended way is to install Rakudo, the most advanced compiler/interpreter
of the language and go from there. For now I'll use a development version, not even a released version,
though later we'll cover those too.
... I might have forgotten a few others, find them on the Perl 6 site.
That's a lot and quite unorganized pile of stuff. Along writing articles on this site, I am planning to
also pull in the documentation from all these places, where the license permits that, and try to create something
that will be useful for you too.
The Perl 6 Tricks and Treats newsletter has been around for a while.
If you are interested to get special notification when there is new content
on this site, it is the best way to keep track:
This is a newsletter temporarily running on my personal site (szabgab.com) using Mailman,
till I implement an alternative system in Perl 6.