that damage bringed into community by perl6 in its current state is huge and continuing.
This is nonsense and Iím tired of seeing it here without the slightest supporting logic or evidence.
Perl5 was zooming up to a dead end 15 years ago; there was a ton of infighting, apathy, unwillingness to look outside, big gaps between releases, and attitude of if you wonít do it my way Iím taking my commit bit and going home. Perl6 shook that up, broke things loose, and got a lot of new persons interested in Perl5 and moving it forward. The Perl5 renaissance that began c 2004 might have never happened without the Perl6 efforts. Moose, MOP, Moo, Mouse, and the advances that have arguably made Perl5 a superior OO language to Python and Ruby and Java only came in because of Perl6 discussions and dreams.