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Rakudo Perl 6, or simply Rakudo, is a compiler for the Perl 6 programming language.

GitHub repo: https://github.com/perl6/docker

Library reference

This content is imported from the official Docker Library docs, and is provided by the original uploader. You can view the Docker Store page for this image at https://store.docker.com/images/rakudo-star

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Quick reference

What is Rakudo Star?

Rakudo Star is a Perl 6 distribution designed for use by early adopters of the language. It includes a virtual machine (the JVM or MoarVM), the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, and a suite of modules that users may find useful. This image includes the MoarVM backend for the compiler.

Project homepage: http://rakudo.org

GitHub repository: https://github.com/rakudo/star

The Dockerfile responsible: http://github.com/perl6/docker/tree/master/Dockerfile

Perl 6 Language Specification: http://design.perl6.org/

Perl 6 Language Documentation: http://doc.perl6.org/


How to use this image

Simply running a container with the image will launch a Perl 6 REPL:

$ docker run -it rakudo-star
> say 'Hello, Perl!'
Hello, Perl!

You can also provide perl6 command line switches to docker run:

$ docker run -it rakudo-star -e 'say "Hello!"'

Contributing/Getting Help

Many Perl 6 developers are present on #perl6 on Freenode.

Issues for Rakudo are tracked in RT: https://rt.perl.org/


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