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I think the main problem is that any VM written in a higher-level language will be too slow for practical use. That's why the Java VM and Mono are written in C (and .Net is written in C++?). The compiler doesn't matter so much, it's only involved once in the execution process and can be written in a higher-level language, but for the actual runtime you need to get as close to the metal as you can which means writing it in C.

All dogma is stupid.

In reply to Re^4: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long by tirwhan
in thread Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long by dragonchild

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