Rakudo runs on
MoarVM and the Java Virtual Machine
It is actively developed on the
Rakudo GitHub site. Download or compile
NQP is not a Raku compiler. NQP is a small subset of Raku
used as a foundational tool to help write compilers (including
- Niecza is a compiler
targeting the Common Language Runtime (.NET and Mono). Its goal
is to explore the static aspects of Raku and the possibilities
for compile-time optimization.
- STD is Larry Wall's reference implementation of the Raku grammar,
parser generator, and some of the semantic verifier. STD is an
abbreviation of "Standard". It is written in
Raku, transliterated into Perl 5 by viv.
It is also used by
various phases of several other compilers (mildew, perlito, elf).
- viv ("vi" to "v", 6 to 5)
is a compiler that uses STD as its front-end. STD itself uses viv to
build. It is actively developed along with STD.
- Perlito, also known as MiniPerl6,
is a subset of Raku, designed as a light bootstrapping language.
You can try it online. It is
actively developed here.
- Pugs is written in Haskell.
Maintenance releases for successive versions of ghc are
published to Hackage.