The start of the GraalVM/Truffle experiment

Recently GraalVM 1.0 been released which can run Ruby, JavaScript and other dynamic and static languages on top at super fast speeds.
I have decided to see how Perl 6 will run on top of it.
If successful that should allow us to run Perl 6 hopefully very fast and use Java, Ruby and JavaScript libraries without paying a interoperability price.

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' ( 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.

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