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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Opcode count and policy was briefly discussed. The discussion was brief because Leo and I agree that the current opcode list is excessively broad. You don’t make opcodes for all your IO and math and POSIX operations, for example. That’s what libraries are for. So many opcodes will be migrating to standard libraries.

    I don’t understand this move at all. You just said that Parrot is a virtual machine yourself. The hardware and the software it runs are both software. The only difference between opcodes and library calls is how quickly they can be invoked. Why would you take a performance penalty for invoking functions for no good reason?