News: Closing Keynote Speaker

30/07/18 10:37 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." (Edgar Allan Poe)
To mark the closing of the Perl Conference in Glasgow we are pleased to announce that Curtis ‘Ovid’ Poe will present a charming little narrative about the possible future of the two branches of Perl. The title is:

The Future of Perl 5 and 6: A short, aspirational, steaming pile of ones and zeros.

As Curtis himself puts it:

"We're just going to have fun and play around with ideas in this talk. Perl 5 will focus on simple (ha!) changes that could improve the language. Perl 6 will focus on the next concrete steps."

Curtis has already started the conversation on his personal blog ( about the changes that could be brought to Perl 5 and many people will be familiar with his talks on Perl 6. However we are going to project into a possible future for both of the languages. It may be serious, it may also be whimsical (this is Curtis after all), at least we can be assured that it will not be an Ovidtuary (ouch!).

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