It's not a hack and the use of SHA files is basic to the requirements
of how Perl 6 precomp works (totally different to how Perl 5 modules
are used).  Perl 6 is using bytecode not the actual perl module. This
is also a moving target with work continuing.

nine gave a good talk on this at the recent German Perl Workshop and
hopefully videos will appear soon.

On 11 May 2016 at 15:30, Bennett Todd <> wrote:
> Thanks for the explanation. Sounds like an unfortunate situation, rather than 
> letting the system admin choose modules within the limits of filesystem 
> namespace,  it's using a separate database, opaque to filesystem tools. I 
> hope this is just a temporary hack until a mature solution is hammered out.

4096R/EA75174B Steve Mynott <>

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