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M. LenzRaku Fundamentals https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6109-5_2

2. Running Rakudo

Moritz Lenz1 
Fürth, Bayern, Germany

Before we start exploring the Raku language, you should have an environment where you can run Raku code. So you need to install Rakudo, currently the only actively developed Raku compiler. Or even better, install Rakudo Star, which is a distribution that includes Rakudo itself, a few useful modules, and a tool that can help you install more modules.

Installing Rakudo itself gives you just the compiler. It follows a monthly release cycle, so it allows you to keep up to date with the latest developments.

When you choose to install Rakudo Star, which is typically released every three months, you get a more stable ...

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