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Trying out Rakudo

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 14, 2008 at 16:13 UTC ( #692090=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks,

I'm just curious, has anybody here started using Rakudo for real-world stuffs? Since I see that Rakudo is coming along quite nicely the past few weeks, I thought I'd like to start using it. Unfortunately as of yesterday's trunk it doesn't seem to support $*ENV yet, otherwise it would have been possible to use it for CGI. And apparently it still segfaults often, e.g. when doing for 1..1000 -> $a { say $a }.

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Re: Trying out Rakudo
by moritz (Cardinal) on Jun 14, 2008 at 16:44 UTC
    I think it's too early for "real world" stuff yet. Note that mod_perl6 is being worked on, it's the only application of which I know that lives outside the parrot repository.

    As pmichaud pointed out on IRC, the segmentation fault is a problem with the garbage collector, calling parrot with -G (that is no garbage collection at all) makes the segmentation fault go away. (I'm reporting that as a bug right now)

    As for feature requests (like %*ENV) I'd recommend to join #parrot on and poke the people there, or send a mail with subject [TODO]: requesting feature %*ENV or something along these lines to

    There's a Yapc::NA hackathon shortly, maybe some brave soul feels like implementing it, at least a read-only version of %*ENV.

    Update: Jonathan now implemented %*ENV in revision 29377, although it's still limited.

      I totally agree with moritz about sending feature requests to -- this generates an RT ticket that allows work on the feature to be tracked, as well as making it more likely to happen quickly (if it's something that can happen quickly). %*ENV likely falls into that category.

      I've gone ahead and entered an RT ticket for this feature (#55840).



Re: Trying out Rakudo
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 15, 2008 at 17:48 UTC
    Wonderful! Will start playing with it, and will be sending future feature requests to Thanks Patrick and Jonathan!

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