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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
Supported tags and respective
Where to file issues:
the Perl 6 Community
Supported Docker versions:
the latest release (down to 1.6 on a best-effort basis)
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 -it rakudo-star -e 'say "Hello!"'
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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