Resurrection of whiteknight's eval_pmc branch

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at
Sun Feb 17 17:12:52 UTC 2013

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 05:32:14PM +0100, Gerhard R. wrote:
> He opened a corresponding Rakudo pull request 10 months ago, but was
> largely ignored because it (slightly) complicated the NQP side of
> things without providing additional value.
> I now added a --target=pbc frontend to both NQP and Rakudo (see
> ) so a two-step build
> process of modules is no longer necessary.

Is there an updated pull request for NQP?  The old request
at can no longer be 
automatically merged.  

In general, there seem to be a lot of references to ".main_sub"
in the NQP patch that I'm thinking shouldn't be there, or should
be called something else.

Looking at Rakudo #102, I'm a little concerned that the patch seems
to assume that $precomp.main_sub() is an equivalent replacement
to the old $precomp[0]... if I understand the eval_pmc branch
correctly, that's not necessarily the case.


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