Rakudo Perl 6

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

Rakudo is licensed under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0. Since the Artistic License 2.0 is compatible with the GPL there’s no need for dual licensing as done by Perl 5.

To see how Rakudo compares against other Perl 6 compilers in terms of specification implementation, see the feature comparison matrix.

An updated compiler is released monthly.

Rakudo Star

The Rakudo Star distribution (aka Rakudo *) combines a Rakudo Perl 6 compiler with additional resources including a selection of modules.

Rakudo Star is meant for those who wish to explore what’s possible with Rakudo Perl 6 and provide feedback on what works, what doesn’t, and what else they would like to see included in the Rakudo Star distribution.

A Rakudo Star release is produced at least quarterly (sometimes monthly).

Security Policy

Patches to security vulnerabilities will be released together with a bugfix update of the last Rakudo compiler release, as well as updates to all LTS releases that are still supported.

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