by SoftMax Labs
Your dad's Perl but way faster


At our data science consultancy we love Perl, and think it’s the ideal language for data wrangling. Unfortunately, it has not kept up with other dynamic languages in terms of performance. VelociPerl (or vPerl), a speed and safety oriented fork of Perl is our answer to that.

VelociPerl brings the venerable language up to the performance needed for data analysis workloads in the thundering 2020s. It’s 100% compatible with all existing Perl and XS code.

vPerl Personal Edition benchmarks:




By focusing exclusively on modern hardware and compilers. vPerl also uses a new bytecode representation and evaluation mechanism.

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