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One of the main goals of the pmc_pct branch is the ability to use a prescription-strength compiler to compile PMCs into L1 and C, rather than the Perl5-based pmc2c. Once pmcc is a viable replacement for pmc2c, we can start modifying it to support functions written in other languages such as nqp. However, nqp as it stands it not adequate for doing everything that we currently do in C-based PMCs. The purpose of this page is to document the known shortcomings of nqp in this area and to suggest possible ways to extend its syntax to handle these cases. To accomplish this, we are attempting to rewrite three representative PMCs (Hash, ResizablePMCArray and String) in nqp by translating the C into nqp as directly as possible.