Thank you for trying!
FWIW, there's nothing special about Perl 6 source code: when you run a script foo.pl, it's basically "foo.pl".IO.slurp.EVAL
or if you're more procedurally inclined
EVAL slurp "foo.pl"
So the source code is handled exactly the same as any other source of text: assumed to be encoded in UTF-8 (by default) and thus normalized using synthetic graphemes if necessary. Also note that CRLF is such a synthetic grapheme
say "\r\n".chars; # 1
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