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This Is The Last Major Revision
Maintainer: David Nicol <email@example.com> Date: 5 Sep 2000 Mailing List: firstname.lastname@example.org Number: 141 Version: 2 Status: Frozen
Future perl version numbers will converge on 2 * PI
By the end of this committee meeting, we will have a language that is arbitrarily extensible in accordance with decades of computer programming practice.
Perl6 is NOT a quick hack done to save implementor time. It is a carefully crafted piece of fine work. It is correct.
Having put all this work into it, we would like to see this version stick around a while, in the way of Knuth's TeX language or [pick your favorite historical math figure]'s [particular lasting contribution.]
Since versioning is a meta-implementation issue, all that is required is that we all agree that stealing TeX's versioning system is a good idea.
The first release will be 6, and then each subsequent release may or may not extend a digit.