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Developer Creates An Experimental Perl 5 To Java Compiler

An anonymous reader writes:

Saturday night saw the announcement of an experimental Perl 5 to Java compiler. “This is the first release,” posted developer FlÃvio S. Glock — after 100 weeks of development. “Note that you don’t need to compile a Java file. Perlito5 now compiles the Perl code to JVM bytecode in memory and executes it.” He describes the compiler as “a work-in-progress” that “provides an impressive coverage of Perl features, but it will not run most existing Perl programs due to platform differences.”

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