Liz, it's a simple reader of a text file. The only line processing is a print of the number of characters of each line. I guess I should eliminate that but I assumed that was neglible since all the reader scripts do the same.
I put the code on pastebin earlier, but I'll put the code on my github account later today. I'm sure it can be tweaked, but the gross differences between Perl 6 and Perl 5 doing a very common task I think should be seriously investigated by someone familiar with MoarVM internals. Best, -Tom