[Pdx-pm] Introduction to Parrot -- February meeting in 2 weeks
bruce at drangle.com
Wed Jan 27 15:11:12 PST 2010
On 1/27/2010 1:16 PM, Tom Keller wrote:
> A brief discussion/prediction of where Parrot will fit into "production" environments would be appreciated too. For me Perl is a tool to make me and co-workers more efficient and less error prone. We use it to automate processes that would otherwise require cutting and pasting, typing, selecting from lists, etc.: data munging and also batch processing of on-line data sources.
> How will Parrot help with these and other practical tasks?
Ultimately, it will help by being the thing on which Rakudo (the leading
and de-facto "official" version of Perl 6) will run. The day when we'll
all be writing those data-munging scripts in Perl 6 instead of Perl 5 is
probably still a ways off, but those guys are making steady and
accelerating progress in that direction.
Parrot itself is shaping up to be a dream platform for implementing
languages. I found myself with some tuits a few months ago, and decided
to check out Cardinal (ruby on parrot). It was very easy to learn the
basics and jump in. And I don't even know Ruby! Unfortunately, I ran
out of tuits shortly after (which is to say the World of Warcraft
expansion came out ;)
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