In her excellent
[overview of Unicode](https://cry.nu/YAPC-EU-2017/High-End-Unicode/#/)
presented at [YAPC-EU](http://act.perlconference.org/tpc-2017-amsterdam/talk/7087), Samantha gives us her take on Perl6 Unicode:
“_Torture the implementers for the sake of the users._”
Perl6 Unicode users will certainly have some wonderfully easy access
to deep Unicode magic thanks to her work. But reading her blog, I get
a distinct impression of delight, rather than torture...
In [her complete blog post](https://cry.nu/perl6/grant-status-update-4/),
she describes, among other details:
* Implementation of the [Knuth-Morris-Pratt algorithm](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knuth%E2%80%93Morris%E2%80%93Pratt_algorithm) for native Unicode string searches, along with grapheme caching, to improve search times over the current flat string implementation.
* Further documentation work and helpful scripts.
She is down to final documentation activities and merges.
Samantha also notes: "If other Perl 6 devs or users of the community
want to make any requests for Unicode or string related documentation,
you can send me an email or send me a message on freenode IRC (nick