[tpm] Perl 6 performance relative to Perl 5.10

arocker at Vex.Net arocker at Vex.Net
Sat Apr 30 12:21:24 PDT 2011

> Chromatic wrote a more in depth comparison of Perl 5 and Rakudo
> benchmarks a while back:

Thanks for the link.

Although it would be nice if Perl 6's performance was better, at this
stage of development it is hardly a criticism to establish what it is.
"First you get good, then you get fast".

If we are looking at production-quality code, it is a different matter.
For many of Perl 5's application areas, start-up time is going to be
vastly more important than performance on huge iterations. Potential Perl
6 applications, such as compilers, may be more sensitive to efficient

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