[Purdue-pm] Perl 6 precompiles modules

Mark Senn mark at purdue.edu
Thu Aug 2 05:19:47 PDT 2018

>From https://docs.perl6.org/language/faq

    What is Precompilation?

    When you load a module for the first time, Rakudo compiles it into
    bytecode, and both stores it on disk, and uses the compiled bytecode. On
    subsequent loads, Rakudo prefers to load the bytecode, because that
    tends to be significantly faster.

>From https://rakudo.org/

    "Rakudo" is short for "Rakuda-dō" (with a long 'o'; 駱駝道), which is
    Japanese for "Way of the Camel". "Rakudo" (with a short 'o'; 楽土) also
    means "paradise" in Japanese.

    Rakudo Perl 6 Compiler
    Production-ready, stable implementation of the Perl 6 language.

The _Programming Perl_ book is also known as the "Camel Book" because it
has a camel on the cover.

Mark Senn, Systems Programmer, Engineering Computer Network, Purdue University

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