YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev

YAPC::Europe 2013 “Future Perl”

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Rakudo Perl 6 on the JVM

By Jonathan Worthington (‎jnthn‎)
Date: Monday, 12 August 2013 14:40
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: 6 java jvm rakudo

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For a long time, the Rakudo Perl 6 implementation has only run on and targeted the Parrot Virtual Machine. During the last 8-9 months, the Rakudo team have been taking advantage of Rakudo's flexible compiler architecture in order to add support for running on the JVM (Java Virtual Machine).

This session will start by considering the things that make the JVM an interesting target: platform maturity, giving Perl the presence on the JVM that many other languages have, being able to call Java libraries, access to a solid threading implementation, etc. It will then move on to talk about how the porting process unfolded, and how Rakudo's compiler architecture made it viable.

Finally, there will be a report on the current status of Rakudo's JVM support, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

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