Perl 6
Rakudo: Revision 7

The Rakudo Perl 6 Compiler ("rakudo" for short) targets the Parrot Virtual Machine, and it currently lives in the languages/perl6/ directory of the Parrot repository.

To build the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, first get a working copy of Parrot, then change to the languages/perl6/ subdirectory and type

make perl6

...which will build an executable.

Note that your 'make' command may not be exactly those four letters, and on Windows, the target is 'perl6.exe' instead of 'perl6'. So your command may end up looking like

nmake perl6.exe

To run a program with Rakudo Perl 6, issue a command like

perl6 hello.pl

Or, to run an interactive perl6, type

perl6

For additional build instructions, you might also have a look at this PerlMonks post.

Parrot and Rakudo change rapidly; if you have issues with the latest point release, be sure to try svn-latest of parrot/rakudo.

Also check out getting_involved Getting Involved to learn about how to help with development.


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