Rakudo: Perl 6 on Parrot

Rakudo: Perl 6 on Parrot

By Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎) from DFW.pm
Date: Wednesday, 13 August 2008 11:20
Duration: 30 minutes
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“Rakudo” is the new name for the Perl 6 compiler targeting the Parrot virtual machine. Building Rakudo has required development of a number of tools and methodologies (as well as revisions to the Perl 6 language specification itself), and things are progressing nicely.

This talk will report on the overall status and implementation of the Rakudo Perl compiler, outline what is working (and what is not working) in Rakudo, and demonstrate how to get started writing Perl 6 programs. The talk will also cover the design of the compiler itself, focusing on the overall architecture, the structure of the Perl 6 test suite, and provide specific details that will enable others to become involved and to directly contribute to the remaining work of building Rakudo. The talk will end with a “road map” to completion of a production Perl 6 compiler on Parrot.


Attended by: Alberto Simões (‎ambs‎), mirod, Salve J. Nilsen (‎sjn‎), Lars Thegler (‎tagg‎), Gabor Szabo (‎szabgab‎), Smylers, Nuno Carvalho (‎smash‎), Allison Randal, Arne Sommer (‎Arne‎), Lars Balker (‎lb‎), Roman Baumer (‎rba‎), Andreas Hetey, Juerd Waalboer, Jörg Plate (‎Patterner‎), Damian Conway (‎damian‎), Erik Johansen (‎uniejo‎), Henrik Andersen (‎HEM‎), Aristotle, allan dystrup (‎ady‎), Bartosz Jakubski (‎migo‎), Kaare Rasmussen, Josh McAdams (‎jmcadams‎), David Jack Wange Olrik (‎davidolrik‎), Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), allan juul, Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎), Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason (‎avar‎), Michael Lang (‎langmic‎), Rune Mydske Nielsen (‎runeni‎), Kristoffer Gleditsch (‎toffer‎), Matija Grabnar (‎matija‎), David Leadbeater (‎dg‎), Lars Jorgensen, Herbert Breunung (‎lichtkind‎), Martin Kutter, Andrew Johnson, Stefan Hornburg (‎racke‎), Vincent Pit (‎vincent‎), Casper Andersen, Patrick Donelan (‎patspam‎), Troels Liebe Bentsen (‎tlbdk‎), Rasmus Hansen (‎rasmoo‎), Christian Westgaard (‎ComLock‎), Adam Sjøgren (‎asjo‎), Nicholas Oxhøj (‎noxhoej‎),