The easiest way to get started with Perl 6

Tadeusz Sośnierz (tadzik) @ PLPW 2014

Interested in Perl 6?

Want to give it a try?

Rakudo – a (the) Perl 6 compiler

Probably available in your OS

Probably pretty outdated

Perlbrew solves that problem for Perl 5

Lets you install perl in your home directory

any version you want

Rakudobrew does that for Perl 6

Super easy to install

no problems with deleting it afterwards

One simple command!

$ git clone git://github.com/tadzik/rakudobrew.git ~/.rakudobrew
  && export PATH=$HOME/.rakudobrew/bin:$PATH
  && rakudobrew build moar

Makes it easy to install Panda (the module installer)

$ rakudobrew build-panda
$ panda install Acme::Meow # or anything else

Keep multiple versions

$ rakudobrew build jvm-2014.03
$ rakudobrew build parrot-2013.01

$ rakudobrew switch jvm # no need to write the full name

Friendly user interface!

$ rakudobrew
rakudobrew current
rakudobrew list
rakudobrew build [jvm|parrot|moar]
rakudobrew build-panda
rakudobrew rehash
rakudobrew switch [jvm|parrot|moar]

Easy to get rid of!

rm -rf ~/.rakudobrew # there, gone!



Get it today


Free yearly support if you install it in the next 5 minutes!

Thank you!

OBTW, I write games too

Come to my talk tomorrow!