[Buffalo-pm] Parrot...hmm..What about Perl6
bennymack at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 10:28:27 PST 2007
In the wake of yesterday's Parrot introduction, I found this link (and
a few related linkes) that popped up on reddit.com today very
On Nov 12, 2007 6:52 PM, Richard Dice <rdice at pobox.com> wrote:
> You make a good distinction between Parrot and Perl 6. I would like to
> point out that one of the most promising routes to eventual full
> implementation of Perl 6 is on a Parrot engine, and so help for Parrot is
> likely going to directly speed the progress of Perl 6.
> Beyond that, there are aspects of Perl 6 implementation that are closely
> related to Parrot development; namely, PCT (the "parrot compiler
> toolchain") and NQP ("not quite perl"). NQP could be the most
> closely-related project to Phil's interests. That is, it is a strict subset
> of Perl 6 within the PCT that provides enough of the language that not-yet
> implemented elements of Perl 6 (on Parrot) can be implemented with NQP!
> It's a great way to gain practice in Perl 6 while at the same time helping
> bring Perl 6 closer to reality. Phil, you game?
> On Nov 12, 2007 6:26 PM, James E Keenan < jkeen at verizon.net> wrote:
> > On Nov 12, 2007, at 2:10 PM, Richard Dice wrote:
> > > Hi Phil,
> > >
> > > You can join that effort. Volunteers are welcome, needed, and make
> > > a big difference.
> > I agree.
> > > For instance, of the people I know who are on this list, Jim Keenan
> > > is a very committed volunteer.
> > I agree with that too ;-)
> > > Maybe you could talk to him about ways you can make a difference too?
> > >
> > However, I should note that the project where I'm most heavily
> > involved is Parrot, the virtual machine which will underlie Perl 6.
> > I'm not involved with Perl 6 itself and can't speak authoritatively
> > about its development. Based on his subsequent post, my guess is
> > that his main interest lies in Perl 6. I would recommend that he
> > post on perl6porters about his interests and see how they can work
> > him into that project.
> > jimk
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