When learning Perl 6, one of the best things you can do is to experiment with the language in the interactive shell. (Also known as REPL = Read Eval Print Loop)
Once you have Rakudo Perl 6 installed, open a Terminal (or Command Prompt in MS Windows) and type in perl6. After a second or so, you will see:
Earlier I've explained how to encrypt asswords in Perl 6 using crypt and SHA-512. Some of the commenters have suggested that it can be further improved by adding a "round-factor" further increasing the computation time and thereby making it similar to PBKDF or scrypt.
In this article we'll see how and what is the impact of this extra work.
In an earlier article I wrote about encrypting Passwords in Perl 6 using crypt. Several people pointed out and then I looked it up in the documentation of crypt as well, that if one uses a recent (released after 2007) version of glibc2 then instead of the default DES algorithm, the crypt function can be convinced to use the much stronger SHA-512 algorithm.
The full explanation of crypt can be found at the Description of the Crypt library function.
Bcrypt would still be a better solution, but till we can install that module this improvement is still better than the original version.
There are several Perl 6 modules to provide one-way encryption of passwords.
I think Crypt::Bcrypt or Crypt::Argon2 would be the recommended ones to use, but currently they are both broken due to a dependency being broken. In the meantime, let's explore how the encryption could work using Crypt::Libcrypt.