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No one has asked yet, so I guess I have to: is the Perl binary written in Perl?



No. The article says:

> The only compiled code in this Perl/Linux system is: Linux Kernel (not currently built with this project), perl, and uClibc.

The Perl 5 compilers that currently exist all produce code that still needs to be linked to the perl library, which itself is written in C, not Perl. (I don't know the current situation for Perl 6).

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Rakudo Perl 6 runs on Parrot, which is written in C. Niecza Perl 6 runs on .NET/mono, and its libraries are a mix of Perl 6 and C# code.

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