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Mark Allen

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  • Sawyer X commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency

    That's funny, because, as it happens, Dancer was ported to Perl 6 a long while ago. :)

  • Wendy commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency

    Thanks for the encouraging blog! Lifted my spirits.

  • http://openid.openminds.be/tux commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency

    rakudobrew should not blindly assume ~/.rakudobrew

    due to disk space I installed it somewhere else, and the build process littered $HOME

    $ perl6 -e 'say "Hello, World"' Hello, World

  • Tom Molesworth commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency

    In some examples, it's actually an order of magnitude faster than Perl 5. That's astonishing given that Perl 5 is already the fastest dynamic language out there. In other examples, it's more than an order of magnitude slower

    I appreciate that this wasn't the main point of your post, but: Perl 5 is "the fastest dynamic language"? That's quite a surprising assertion - what's it based on?

    For some tasks, JS is up to 30x faster:

    http://benchmarksgame.alioth…

  • Aristotle commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency

    That's quite a surprising assertion – what's it based on?

    It used to be true some while ago – and some of the basis for that still applies: Perl is still faster than CPython and PHP. It beat the pants off the old Ruby runtime but I have no idea how the new one stacks up. It also used to be faster than Javascript before that one hitched a ride on the JIT rocket. Lua was entirely off the map at the time.

    So it’s still more or less “the fastest of the P languages”, at least for now – but no, it has been a while since it was last king of the e…

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