Resurrection of whiteknight's eval_pmc branch

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at
Mon Feb 18 13:16:41 UTC 2013

The way the Eval PMC worked was that it returned a list of Subs, and I
think the one at index zero was the sub marked :main. The PackfileView
PMC has a method .main_sub(), which does the same thing more
explicitly. At least, that's how I remember it. so it's the same Sub
being executed, we just get access to it in a different way.

--Andrew Whitworth

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 7:27 PM, Gerhard R. <gerd.r.devel at> wrote:
> Thanks for chiming in.
>> I haven't looked at gerdr's particular patch. My original formulation
>> was intended to be a drop-in replacement for the Eval PMC.
> It's the same as yours, except that I added some stuff on top of it to
> make it work mostly as before (in particular, the call to main_sub()
> was moved into an additional stage invoked by HLL::Compiler.compile()
> so no explicit call is necessary).
> Pmichaud's issue is that in Perl6/, set_static_lexpad() was
> called on the sub at index 0, whereas now it gets called on the main
> sub (see
> ).
> Incidentally, the same thing happens elsewhere as invoking the eval
> PMC also used to call the sub at index 0, whereas now we call the main
> sub again.
> I haven't yet tracked down the code that makes this work, but as it
> does, I assume it's there somewhere. Any pointers?
> -- gerdr
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