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A few quick updates

I’ve been rather snowed under with work in November, thus the absence of posts here. Sorry about that. It turns out the sales folks at $dayjob did their job a little¬†too well, and besides my own heavy teaching load I … Continue reading

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NQP gets MoarVM support, cursor reduction, and other news

I thought it was high time for a round-up of news about the Perl 6 related stuff that I’ve been working on – as usual, with the help of many others. So, here goes! MoarVM Backend in NQP master In … Continue reading

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Material from the Rakudo and NQP Internals course

A little over a month ago, lizmat++ contacted my employer, Edument AB, to discuss using our training services to deliver a 2-day workshop aimed at current and potential Rakudo and NQP contributors. For those of you who don’t know, aside … Continue reading

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A MoarVM Progress Update

A while back, I wrote here to¬†introduce the MoarVM project, which aims to build a Virtual Machine specially tailored for the needs of NQP and Rakudo. Since then, a lot of progress has been made and the project has attracted … Continue reading

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YAPC::EU 2013 Slides

I’m just back from this year’s YAPC Europe in Kiev. I’ve liked Kiev since the first time I visited many years ago, and after around two years since the last visit, I was glad of an excuse to return. It … Continue reading

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Rakudo JVM News: More tests, plus Thread and Promise prototypes

Last time I wrote, the Rakudo on JVM port was passing around 92% of the specification tests that Rakudo on Parrot can. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve continued hunting down and fixing failures. I’m happy to report that … Continue reading

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Rakudo on JVM Progress Update

In the spirit of “release early, release often”, last month’s Rakudo compiler release was the first one to come with very basic support for running on the JVM. It supported a small number of the features that Rakudo on Parrot … Continue reading

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