Perl 6 on the JVM

By Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎) from
Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2013 09:35
Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: 6 jvm perl rakudo

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Rakudo Perl 6 continues to make excellent progress. While Rakudo has been originally implemented on the Parrot Virtual Machine, a few years ago the Rakudo team decided that it would be important to be able to port Rakudo to other virtual machine platforms, such as the JVM. This increases the robustness of the Perl ecosystem, and also may start to make Perl available on platforms where it's previously been largely absent (e.g., Android).

Over the past few months, significant progress has been made on a working JVM backend for NQP, the environment on which Rakudo is built. Preliminary
benchmarks show that NQP on the JVM can be significantly faster than NQP on Parrot.

This talk will cover the progress being made on running NQP and Rakudo on the JVM, and present comparison benchmarks between the Parrot and JVM environments.

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