As of this release, MoarVM now has a full implementation of the Unicode collation algorithm and is using the Unicode 10 database. Numerous other string and Unicode improvements, including adopting the Knuth-Morris-Pratt string search algorithm. Numerous cleanups and tweaks to the JIT compiler. Better optimization of conditionals, exception handlers, and code involving native references. A new, more efficient, heap snapshot output format, and other heap snapshot improvements. And numerous other fixes and enhancements spanning native calling, I/O, concurrency, and portability.
Short for "Metamodel On A Runtime", MoarVM is a modern virtual machine built for the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler and the NQP Compiler Toolchain. MoarVM is used by the majority of Perl 6 programmers. Highlights include: