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This is the recently announced “first usable” distribution of perl6 aka rakudo star. Just out of curiosity I compiled it for x86_64-linux using gcc 4.5.

Interesting results:

% size /usr/bin/perl5.12.1
text    data     bss  dec     hex filename
2778082   13076     584 2791742  2a993e /usr/bin/perl5.12.1
% size ~/src2/rakudo-star-2010.07/install/bin/perl6
text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
27972225  792      16 27973033 1aad5a9 rakudo-star-2010.07/install/bin/perl6

The text segment of perl6 is more than 10 times as big as that of perl 5.

Is it also 10 times as good?

That is progress I guess.

Written by therapsid

August 1st, 2010 at 10:51 am

Posted in bloat,languages,rants