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Perlito - 4 Years On

Perlito, the open source compiler collection that implements a Perl5 and a Perl6 compiler has just launched a brand new Java backend. It seemed a good time to catch up with the project by talking to its lead contributor, Flavio Glock.

Last time I interviewed Flavio Glock about Perlito was back in 2013 when the project was in its first steps. At that time Perlito could compile Perl 5 or Perl 6 programs into various backends,  including JavaScript, Python, Ruby and Go, but it was also designed with extensibility from the ground up so it could be further extended to other backends in the future.

Well this time has come, with Flavio just announcing a brand new Java backend! In those 4 years the project has really taken off, a lot has changed, and given the opportunity of this new and great development I thought that a follow up was in order.

Flavio was once more deeply insightful and provided links to three very interesting video presentations on the topic that took place during last year's AmsterdamX Perl Mongers gathering. They've been included at the end of the interview, so make sure that you check them out!

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