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Well, Leon is trying to bring us one, and has set up the P5EE
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We've recently brought you lots of articles about Perl 6,
but they've all been from the big shots: Larry and Damian. What
do ordinary Perl programmers think about the changes being
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Perl 6 : Not Just For Damians
Most of what we've heard about Perl 6 has come from either Larry
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Building a Large-scale E-commerce Site with Apache and mod_perl
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