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Raku and Rakudo are different words.

“Raku” is the anglicized form of “楽”, which means “easy”. (It is also a form of pottery.)

“Rakuda do” is supposed to be “way of the camel”.

“Rakudo” is “Rakuda do” but shortened/portmanteau.

“Rakudo” is also supposed to mean “paradise”.


I want to know how “easy” and “paradise” are not considered different words.

And “Rakudo Star” is the “Rakudo” compiler combined with a bunch of useful modules. So it makes a lot of sense for it to contain “Rakudo”, because it does indeed include “Rakudo”.


It also makes a certain amount of sense that “Rakudo” is a thing which you use to “do” "Raku".

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