[Purdue-pm] Perl 6 precompiles modules
mark at purdue.edu
Thu Aug 2 05:19:47 PDT 2018
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.
"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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