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All about Perl 6 – interview of Jonathan Worthington (Part 1 of 3)

The latest news is that Parrot Virtual Machine is no longer the only one enjoying Rakudo’s exclusivity.
Not long after Rakudo had been successfully ported to the JVM a new hosting candidate that aims to change the rules of the game, MoarVM, went public.
All that activity has raised a lot of questions regarding Parrot, Rakudo and the direction Perl 6 is heading for:
  • Is Parrot dead ? Why yet another VM and what’s up with the JVM?
  • How does Perl 6 stack up against other modern languages like C# ?
  • Is there any room in the programming world for it, after all?
For getting the definitive answers to these intriguing questions, we’ve managed to get hold of Jonathan Worthington for an exclusive interview. Jonathan is the architectural mastermind and primary driving force behind not only Rakudo’s implementation, but also all the projects revolving around it, such as NQP, the port on the JVM, and now the brand new MoarVM.
As if simultaneously engaging in these cognitively demanding activities was not short of a Herculean task, Jonathan also maintains a full time job, teaching classes in – what else? – programming.
The interview is not just confined to Perl-ish matters, and Jonathan also shares his expert views on a number of complementary topics, such as C#’s dynamic features, and whether C still has any relevance in programming.

Read the full interview on Josettorama

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