Posted Jul 30, 2010 6:42 UTC (Fri) by pmichaud
In reply to: Wow.
Parent article: The first Rakudo Star release
You've nailed it. In Perl 5, the bloat is optional. In Perl 6, it appears to be built-in.
...except that most of Rakudo's existing runtime startup and extra dynamic memory costs for these additional features can be eliminated altogether, whereas that will be much more difficult to do in Perl 5.
Just because these features are bloated today doesn't at all mean that it must always be so.
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