But there’s a new kid on the block. Curtis “Ovid” Poe has been spearheading Corinna, an effort “to bring effective OO to the Perl core and leapfrog [emphasis his] the capabilities of many OO languages today.” No CPAN modules, no chain of dependencies; just solid OO features and syntax built-in. And while Corinna is a ways off from shipping, Paul “LeoNerd” Evans (maybe I should get a cool nickname too?) has been implementing some of these ideas as new Perl keyword syntax in his Object::Pad module.
Source: What's Next for Object-Oriented Perl?, an article by Mark Gardner.