Perl 6 Language Documentation

Tutorials, general reference, migration guides and meta pages for the Perl 6 language.

Perl 6 by example P6-101 A basic introductory example of a Perl 6 program
Perl 5 to Perl 6 guide - in a nutshell How do I do what I used to do? (Perl 6 in a nutshell)
Perl 5 to Perl 6 guide - overview How do I do what I used to do?
Perl 5 to Perl 6 guide - functions Builtin functions in Perl 5 to Perl 6
Perl 5 to Perl 6 guide - operators Operators in Perl 5 to Perl 6: equivalencies and variations
Perl 5 to Perl 6 guide - syntax Syntactic differences between Perl 5 and Perl 6
Perl 5 to Perl 6 guide - special variables A comparison of special variables in Perl 5 and Perl 6
About the docs Meta-documentation
Classes and objects A tutorial about creating and using classes in Perl 6
Community Information about the people working on and using Perl 6
Concurrency Concurrency and asynchronous programming
Containers A low-level explanation of Perl 6 containers
Contexts and contextualizers What are contexts and how to get into them
Control flow Statements used to control the flow of execution
Command Line Interface Creating your own CLI in Perl 6
Enumeration An example using the enum type
Exceptions Using exceptions in Perl 6
Experimental features New features for brave users
FAQ Frequently asked questions about Perl 6
Functions Functions and functional programming in Perl 6
Glossary Glossary of Perl 6 terminology
Grammar tutorial An introduction to grammars
Grammars Parsing and interpreting text
Hashes and maps Working with associative arrays/dictionaries/hashes
Haskell to Perl 6 - nutshell Learning Perl 6 from Haskell, in a nutshell: what do I already know?
Brief Introduction Using Perl 6 official documentation
Input/Output File-related operations
Input/Output the definitive guide Correctly use Perl 6 IO
Inter-process communication Programs running other programs and communicating with them
Iterating Functionalities available for visiting all items in a complex data structure
Javascript (Node) to Perl 6 - nutshell Learning Perl 6 from Node.js, in a nutshell
Lists, sequences, and arrays Positional data constructs
Doing math with Perl 6 Different mathematical paradigms and how they are implemented in this language
Module packages Creating module packages for code reuse
Modules How to create, use and distribute Perl 6 modules
Core modules Core modules that may be useful to module authors
Module development utilities What can help you write/test/improve your module(s)
Meta-object protocol Introspection and the Perl 6 object system
Native calling interface Call into dynamic libraries that follow the C calling convention
Perl 6 native types Using the types the compiler and hardware make available to you
Newline handling in Perl 6 How the different newline characters are handled, and how to change the behavior
Numerics Numeric types available in Perl 6
Object orientation Object orientation in Perl 6
Operators Common Perl 6 infixes, prefixes, postfixes, and more!
Packages Organizing and referencing namespaced program elements
Performance Measuring and improving runtime or compile-time performance
Phasers Program execution phases and corresponding phaser blocks
Perl 6 pod An easy-to-use markup language
Pragmas Special modules for special use
Python to Perl 6 - nutshell Learning Perl 6 from Python, in a nutshell
Quoting constructs Writing strings, word lists, and regexes in Perl 6
Ruby to Perl 6 - nutshell Learning Perl 6 from Ruby, in a nutshell: what do I already know?
Regexes Pattern matching against strings
Routines Common Perl 6 routines that are defined outside any class
Sets, bags, and mixes Unordered collections of unique and weighted objects in Perl 6
Data structures How Perl 6 deals with data structures and what we can expect from them
Subscripts Accessing data structure elements by index or key
Syntax General rules of Perl 6 syntax
System interaction Working with the underlying operating system and running applications
Pod 6 tables The good, the bad and the ugly
Date and time functions Processing date and time in Perl 6
Terms Perl 6 terms
Testing Writing and running tests in Perl 6
Traits Compile-time specification of behavior made easy
Traps to avoid Traps to avoid when getting started with Perl 6
Type system Introduction to the type system of Perl 6
Unicode Unicode support in Perl 6
Unicode versus ASCII symbols Unicode symbols and their ASCII equivalents
Entering unicode characters Input methods for unicode characters in editors and the shell
Variables Variables in Perl 6