Other than that very few people get paid to develop perl when compared to the JVM and Java JIT systems, I'm not sure what else would be preventing this. The P5P work very hard to improve the major targets for perl as it is, and I'm not sure that adding another target is on their radar. The Perl6 and Parrot hackers are busy doing their stuff, too. It'd likely need to be a dedicated port team tasked with building and maintaining such a beast.
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