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Perl6::Pugs - A Perl6 Implementation


This document describes version 6.0.9 of Pugs, released February 28, 2005.


    % pugs -e "{ 'Hello, ', @^x }.('World!').say"
    Hello, World!


Pugs is an implementation of Perl 6, written in Haskell. It aims to support the full Perl6 specification, as detailed in the Synopses.

The Pugs project was started on February 1st 2005. It is under active development on IRC ( #perl6).

Please read the Pugs Apocrypha in the docs/ directory for more details.


The Pugs homepage is at

The mailing list for Pugs is perl6-compiler. Subscribe by sending mail to <>. It is archived at and available via NNTP at nntp://

You can also read the list via Google Groups at

Please submit bug reports to <>.


Copyright 2005 by Autrijus Tang <>.

This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either:

    a) the GNU General Public License, version 2, or
    b) the Artistic License, version 2.0beta5.

For the full license text, please see the "GPL-2" and "Artistic-2" files under the LICENSE/ directory of the Pugs distribution.