Perl 6 Archives

Perlito - reviewing some older code

Today I've finally updated the Perlito compiler ChangeLog, this covers a little more than a year of commits.

The most significant update was the new Perlito5-to-Java backend, which is work-in-progress. It covers a lot of ground, but there is a lot more.

There were also some interesting new Perlito5-to-Javascript features, such as regex /e modifier, and file operators support in nodejs.

The Perl6 backends have not been updated, but things still work.

While reviewing the README-perlito6 file, I've found some interesting stuff that I haven't touched in a while - here is a piece of generated code that goes through 3 different languages:

a perl5 to perl6 translator

The "perlito" perl5 to perl6 compiler is online at:

It is also available as an irc bot for snippets and as a command line script.

Perlito Perl6 in .NET

There is a new article about the Perlito Perl 6 compiler, published by the São Paulo Perl Mongers. The article is mostly focused on the Javascript backend, and all code snippets can be run in the browser. There are also instructions on how to install the Perl 5 backend from CPAN. The article finishes with an overview of the compiler internals.

In the development front, Perlito now passes all it'…

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