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  • chromatic wrote:

    Now you have a perl6 binary that can run Perl 6 programs:

    $ ./perl6 languages/perl6/t/01-sanity/01-tap.t

    Caveats: you need to build a shared libparrot with dynamic loading (the default Parrot build, I believe). Also, for now, you can only run the Perl 6 binary from the root directory of a Parrot checkout.

    As written, I think the code is incorrect and is contradicted by the second sentence in the following paragraph. I was only able to execute Perl6 programs with:

    $ ./languages/perl6/perl6 languages/perl6/t/01-sanity/01-tap.t

    • Out of curiosity, what platform are you on? I'm still working with the perl6-internals team to figure out how to get this to properly build on my Intel MacBook. We're getting closer, but there are still failures.

      For those following along at home, use the following bash script I hacked together:


      perl --test \
        && make \
        && cd languages/perl6/

      make \
        && cd ../..

      make pbc_to_c \
        && ./pbc_to_c languages/perl6/perl6.pbc \

      • For the average user, perl will suffice, i.e., you can omit the --test.

        The --test option is something which those working on the configuration and build systems should run, but is not necessary for language developers or those (like myself!) who will be using chromatic's program to run Perl6 program for the first time.


      • I'm having issues building r24319 on my Intel MacBook Pro following these instructions. Specifically, when I try the make pbc_to_exe step I get:

        /usr/bin/ld: Undefined symbols:
        collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

        I'll spare this thread the details (gcc-4.0, lots of Fink packages installed) but if there's a simple solution it'd be nice to know where to look.