As time goes by I keep hearing things about Perl 6 that really incite my imagination. For example:
- Macros - are the future macros of Perl 6 anything like Lisp/Scheme macros (very powerful) ? Like C macros (extremely weak) ? Something in between ?
- Native compilation - all Perl 6 programs will compile to Parrot, which in turn can compile to native machine code on popular platforms. At last ! Has any steps in this direction been made ? How large (approximately) is the Parrot runtime that serves as the compulsory "rock on the neck" of every compiled Perl 6 script ?