Rakudo Star, a useful, usable, “early adopter” distribution of Perl 6, was released today. And later this evening a MSI installer for Windows was released.
I immediately installed it on my laptop after I had fetched the installer and started up Rakudo REPL, an interactive Perl 6 shell. After a quick peek in the Using Perl 6 PDF I tried the following code.
> say "test"; test > my $line = 'la di da'; la di da > $line.split(' '); la di da > $line.split(' ').join('+'); la+di+da
I know it’s a completely useless example but it’s cool how it just worked on my first try. Think I’ll experiment some more with Rakudo this weekend.