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Perl 6 Examples

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This is intended to be a repository for all kinds of Perl 6 examples.

All examples should work for any full implementation of Perl 6.

If an example needs an implementation specific version then it should end in .implementation. For example, if you are making an example that only works on Rakudo, it should end in .rakudo.

If you want to contribute, just ask! The quicker choice is to use IRC: join #perl6 on and you'll be welcome.

Please use POD (mostly this template when adding a new example.


  1. Compile a list of open source Perl 6 examples
  2. Help different implementations of Perl 6 test out their code in a less testy and more fun manner ;)

What you can find here

Directory Description
categories All example categories
bin Utility scripts
lib Utility modules
doc Out-of-script documentation


Directory Description
best-of-rosettacode The best of the examples
99-problems Based on lisp 99 problems
cookbook Cookbook examples
euler Answers for Project Euler
games Games should go in here :)
interpreters Language or DSL interpreters
module-management Module management
other All other examples
parsers Example grammars
perlmonks Answers to questions
rosalind Bioinformatics programming problems
shootout The Computer Language Benchmark Game
tutorial Tutorial examples
wsg Answers for Winter Scripting Games

Since you have a commit-bit (if not then talk to the folks at #perl6 on feel free to commit your changes to the main repository. No need to submit a pull request!


To run all examples and tests, a number of modules need to be installed.

These are listed in '.travis.yml', 'util/update-and-sync' and the test.

Ideally the list should be refactored and defined in fewer places.

Running the examples

To run most examples (all examples excluding those which take a very long time or are memory hogs) one can use the script in the bin directory:

$ perl6 bin/

or simply via the run-all target of the Makefle:

$ make run-all

If one wishes to run the examples for a given category, then one can simply use the --category=<category-dir> option specifying the desired category's directory name. For example, to run the examples for the cookbook category, use the following:

$ perl6 bin/ --category=cookbook

Building the examples documentation

To build the examples documentation web pages, simply run

$ make html

or you can run the htmlify.p6 script in the base directory:

$ perl6 htmlify.p6

After the pages have been generated, you can view them on your local computer by starting the included program:

$ perl daemon

You can then view the examples documentation by pointing your web browser at http://localhost:3000.

License Information

"Perl 6 Examples" is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0. (Note that, unlike the Artistic License 1.0, version 2.0 is GPL compatible by itself, hence there is no benefit to having an Artistic 2.0 / GPL disjunction.) See the file LICENSE for details.

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