class VM does Systemic { }

Built-in class for providing information about the virtual machine in which Raku is running. Usually accessed through the $*VM dynamic variable.


method osname§

multi method osname(VM:U:)
multi method osname(VM:D:)

Instance / Class method returning the name of the Operating System, as known by the configuration of the VM object / currently running virtual machine.

method precomp-ext§

Instance method returning a string of the extension that should be used for precompiled files of the VM object.

method precomp-target§

Instance method returning a string of the value of the compilation target that should be used when precompiling source-files with the VM object.

method prefix§

Instance method returning a string of the path in which the virtual machine of the VM object is installed.

method request-garbage-collection§

Available as of the 2020.05 release of the Rakudo compiler.

Class method that tells the virtual machine on which Raku is running, to perform a garbage collect run when possible. Issues a warning if such a request is not supported by the virtual machine.

Provides no guarantee that the process will actually use less memory after a garbage collect. In fact, calling this method repeatedly, may actually cause more memory to be used due to memory fragmentation.

Mainly intended as a debugging aid for module / core developers.


Type relations for VM
raku-type-graph VM VM Any Any VM->Any Systemic Systemic VM->Systemic Mu Mu Any->Mu

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