He also wants the parser entirely in perl. I admit I generally don't think this is a good idea. Ah, well, too late to argue. I'll consider it appropriate impetus to get a fast interpreter.
We had a perl 6 opcode BOF this afternoon. I think some stuff came of it, better communication if nothing else. I vexed Sarathy to no end, I think, but that, alas, isn't anything new. We can all cope, I'm sure.