The start of the GraalVM/Truffle experiment
I have decided to see how Perl 6 will run on top of it.
Truffle which is what we are using is a language implementation frameworks that creates an efficient JIT from a (sufficiently annotated) AST interpreter written in Java.
The implementation lives in the 'truffle' (https://github.com/perl6/nqp/tree/truffle) branch of the nqp repo.
nqp-truffle run the first NQP test today and I expect to get many more to pass in the coming days.