Bug#643469: ITP: nqp -- Not Quite Perl compiler
Owner: Alessandro Ghedini <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : nqp
Version : 0.1~2011.09
Upstream Author : The NQP Team
* URL : https://github.com/perl6/nqp
* License : Artistic-2.0
Programming Lang: C, Perl
Description : Not Quite Perl compiler
Not Quite Perl is a compiler for quickly generating PIR routines from
Perl6-like code. The key feature of NQP is that it's designed to be a very
small compiler (as compared with, say, perl6 or Rakudo) and is focused on being
a high-level way to create compilers and libraries for virtual machines (such
as the Parrot Virtual Machine).
Unlike a full-fledged implementation of Perl 6, NQP strives to have as small a
runtime footprint as it can, while still providing a Perl 6 object model and
regular expression engine for the virtual machine.
Note that this is needed by the upcoming version of rakudo. Also, nqp needs
parrot v3.8.0, yet to be packaged for Debian.