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Re^2: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments

by Will_the_Chill (Pilgrim)
on Nov 08, 2013 at 14:52 UTC ( #1061720=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments
in thread Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments

RPerl will retain full backward compatibility with existing Perl 5 and XS code, which means that RPerl can compile the low-magic parts of your code while leaving alone the high-magic parts. This will provide the small speedup for average Perl 5 code which you request, with no source changes necessary and full backward compatibility. If you are married to high-magic code, then you can have the best of both worlds. The low-magic components can be made to run up to hundreds of TIMES faster via the RPerl compiler.

And I most certainly shall continue to trumpet the virtues of fast code. Anybody who wants their Perl 5 code to run fast will take heed. I need my Perl 5 code to run fast, so the customer is built in! If you don't care about your code running slow, then perhaps RPerl just isn't for you.


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Re^3: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: RPerl.org & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 10, 2013 at 03:41 UTC
    Full backwards compatibility? But you can't pass things to functions? This sounds as useful as Perl-6. Have you met Raiph?
      Which part of start like this, restricted subset don't you understand?
      "you can't pass things to functions"
      How did you come up with that wild misconception? You can pass arguments to functions just fine in RPerl.

      And yes, I'm friends with Raiph. He's a super nice guy. What's your point, a weak attempt at ad-hominem personal attack, maybe? Come on. We all know Perl 6 has issues, so does Perl 5, deal with it.

      Perling,
      ~ Will
        If you forbid @_ you forbid function arguments. Do you even lift, bro?

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