The Need for Speed: Benchmarking Perl 6

By Geoffrey Broadwell (‎japhb‎)
Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2013 11:35
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: 6 p5 p6 perl perl6

Comparison of the various Perl 6-related implementations and VMs, using microbenchmarks attempting to measure very small runtimes of particular features (such as invocation, taking closures, passing arguments, boxing, compilation, coercion, aggregate access/storage, lexical access/storage, unicode property lookup, regexes, etc). Also microbenchmarks of the usual "toy" programs in Perl 6 versus several other languages/environments. Discussion of general measurement and optimization strategies.

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