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FWIW: I reached a similar conclusion.
Which is why I think the only game in town is (a) Low Level Virtual Machine.
I'm not (yet) convinced that it can work its magic on Perl5; but I think it would be (have been?) the best possible underpinning for Perl6.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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