moarvm 2019.03 VM for NQP And Rakudo Perl 6

Short for "Metamodel On A Runtime", MoarVM is a modern virtual machine built for the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler and the NQP Compiler Toolchain. Highlights include:

  • Great Unicode support, with strings represented at grapheme level

  • Dynamic analysis of running code to identify hot functions and loops, and perform a range of optimizations, including type specialization and inlining

  • Support for threads, a range of concurrency control constructs, and asynchronous sockets, timers, processes, and more

  • Generational, parallel, garbage collection

  • Support for numerous language features, including first class functions, exceptions, continuations, runtime loading of code, big integers and interfacing with native libraries.