On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 09:59:21AM +0200, Moritz Lenz wrote:
> On 10/18/2012 09:02 AM, Darren Duncan wrote:
> >Something (PyPy et al) got me wondering, is it a goal in the Perl
> >community before too long to have a (compiling) implementation of Perl 6
> >written entirely in Perl 6?
> A fair amount of the two major Perl 6 compilers, Rakudo and Niecza,
> are already written in Perl 6.
> Both also contain runtime code written in the "native" underlying
> language (C/C#), and plans to get rid of that are not realistic
> right now.

As a quick data point: Rakudo's codebase (compiler+CORE setting)
currently contains around 4,309 lines of C code (*.c, *.h, *.pmc) 
and 24,406 lines of Perl 6 code (*.pm, *.nqp).  

So, 85% of Rakudo is written in Perl 6 and 15% in C-ish languages.


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