> On 17 Jun 2017, at 13:12, Tom Browder <tom.brow...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 23:47 Gabor Szabo <szab...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there some measurements regarding the speed of Rakudo?
> Perl 6 is still very slow on IO compared to Perl 5. I have a
> read/write test suite I've been using since 2014 and it shows little
> improvement so far (Perl 6 takes about 10-20 times as long as Perl 5
> to read the same size ASCII file).  Jonathan is planning to work on
> that aspect of Rakudo soon.
> The test suite is at:
>  https://github.com/tbrowder/perl6-read-write-tests

AFAIK, Jonathan has already done extensive work on that the past days, but 
deemed it too ‘new’ to release for 2017.06 (due today).  So expect to see quite 
a bit of improvement for 2017.07, especially on UTF-8 encoded text files.


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