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Happy heapster!

In last week’s report, I was working away at a heap snapshot mechanism for MoarVM. If you don’t know what that is, I suggest taking a look at last week’s post for an explanation, and then this one will probably … Continue reading

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A whole heap of work

The majority of my Perl 6 grant time in the last week went on building a heap snapshot mechanism in MoarVM. But, before I dug into that, I worked on… More memory savings! While I expect we’ll find plenty of … Continue reading

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Can’t forget about memory issues

I pondered at the end of last week’s post that I might work on speeding up object construction this week. I didn’t, but I did get a bunch of other useful stuff done – and got started on one of … Continue reading

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Digging into the performance/reliability work

This week, I finally started digging into Rakudo and MoarVM things again, as part of my performance and reliability grant. Here’s what I got up to. Faster accessors and an inlining fix Making object accessors and object construction faster was … Continue reading

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A few words on Perl 6 versioning and compatibility

Recently, I put together a set of guidelines for Perl 6 versioning and backward compatibility. They have been refined with input from the Perl 6 community. Together, they amount to a read of over 4,000 words, and are fairly detailed. … Continue reading

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Not guts, but 6: part 5

It’s time for me to start building a simple Stomp::Server class, test-driven. I’ll need to extend my Test::IO::Socket::Async to make this possible, as it currently doesn’t handle listening sockets. The simplest start I’ll start out by stubbing an almost empty … Continue reading

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Not guts, but 6: part 4

I’ve managed to marry myself into getting two Christmases a year. The Orthodox one takes place on the 7th of January, so I’ve been celebrating that. And now the trek back home is underway, stopping off to enjoy the snow … Continue reading

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