GraalVM/Truffle backend update
Recent Perl 6 survey results that the top two most wanted features are better performance and JVM support. Luckily the Truffle backend promises to kill two birds with one stone. ;)
With help from Daniel Green (MasterDuke on #perl6) we got the Truffle backend from passing the first NQP test last to passing 9 this week.
Once proper closure supports lands later this week we can start working on passing more complex ones.
One positive observation is that due to high level Truffle operates (as opposed to say a machine code generating written in C++ V8) other Truffle implementations can be a lot more easily pillaged for ideas how to implement thing in Truffle efficiently.