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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
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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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Supported Docker versions
This image is officially supported on Docker version 17.04.0-ce.
Support for older versions (down to 1.6) is provided on a best-effort basis.
Please see the Docker installation documentation for details on how to upgrade your Docker daemon.
If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact us through a GitHub issue. If the issue is related to a CVE, please check for a
cve-tracker issue on the
official-images repository first.
You can also reach many of the official image maintainers via the
#docker-library IRC channel on Freenode.
You are invited to contribute new features, fixes, or updates, large or small; we are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can.
Before you start to code, we recommend discussing your plans through a GitHub issue, especially for more ambitious contributions. This gives other contributors a chance to point you in the right direction, give you feedback on your design, and help you find out if someone else is working on the same thing.
Documentation for this image is stored in the
rakudo-star/ directory of the
docker-library/docs GitHub repo. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the repository’s
README.md file before attempting a pull request.