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You've probably seen PDL, but their approach is to provide XS/C based Perlish interfaces that lighten the overhead of things like Perl data structures and provide access to more exotic processing environments like GPUs and threading.

I am suggesting this because what you're asking about is something that bubbles up occasionally, and it almost never ends well. In otherwords, the idea is to some how optimize the language/interpreter and creating a "real" compiler (err...Perl to "harnessed C" transformation tool), but what ends up happening is that compromises are made and things are offloaded to modules via XS.


In reply to Re: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler by perlfan
in thread Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler by Will_the_Chill

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