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Re^5: A great talk on Perl6by LanX (Canon)
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> Could NQP or another compiler produce also binary executables (not bytecode intended for virtual machines)?
One of the main problems with such ideas is to underestimate the dynamism of languages like Perl or JS.
Just think of the need to have the whole compiler backend to simulate eval.
Thats why one ends up using a VM with JIT compiler, like V8.
And of course those can be bundled into a stand-alone executable.
So the answer depends on the definition of "binary executable".
( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)