Taking Rakudo Forwards: What I'm Hacking On

Taking Rakudo Forwards: What I'm Hacking On

By Jonathan Worthington (‎jnthn‎)
Date: Sunday, 10 October 2010 16:25
Duration: 40 minutes
Language: English
Tags: compilers metamodels objects perl6 rakudo types

Rakudo today offers a wide range of Perl 6 features. However, there's still plenty of work to do, particularly in the area of performance, native type handling and static analysis. In this talk, I'll discuss a range of topics that my work on Rakudo is currently focusing on, why they matter and what they mean to the everyday Perl 6 user.

In particular, I'll talk about:

* Improving the Rakudo meta-model implementation
* Representation polymorphism
* Gradual typing
* Bounded serialization
* Additional backend support

Since I expect these topics will be new to many people, I'll also provide a short explanation of each one - so don't be shy if any (or all) of them are new to you! Come along, and take a peek inside a compiler hacker's branes. :-)

Attended by: Alexandre Jousset (‎Mid'‎), Franck Cuny, François Perrad (‎fperrad‎), Jérôme Fenal, Philippe Bruhat (‎BooK‎), Arnaud Berthomier (‎oz‎), Pierre Chapuis (‎catwell‎), Martin Berends (‎mberends‎), Viktor Horvath, Jean Forget, Stéphane Payrard (‎cognominal‎),