This is what you get after only 2 days of Perl version numbering scheme discussions - #perl on freenode:
10:17 someone> i have been hearing rumors about a certain Perl 7.0
10:18 someone> is it true? Any links / confirmation about that ?
10:21 someone> last time i was in this channel (one year ago) perl 6 and perl 5 were two different entity....
10:21 someone> is it still the case ?
10:21 someone> does that mean perl 7 will merge those two ?
^^^^^^^^^^^ Yeah, this is probably what many people would expect - I didn't even THINK about that.. …