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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • For the most part, Rakudo development has been focused more on speed than features. We're also somewhat hampered by the fact that Parrot doesn't have many good profiling tools so that we can figure out where the bottlenecks are. Those are supposed to be in place for the next major release in July.

    This post generated a lot of very fruitful discussion on #parrot today. Many people speculated about why the loop might be as slow as it is, and offered suggestions about improving Rakudo's code generation. Wha

    • Wow! I am very happy to see my post not only being read by the right people and not immediately discarded as "Perl6 bashing", but actually resulting in an immediate identification of parts of the problem.

      I actually hesitated to publish this at all, thinking that the problem was on solely on my part. I'm glad I knew better :-)