SPUG: Is Perl for .NET on anyone's radar?

jerry gay jerry.gay at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 13:22:22 PDT 2006

On 8/22/06, Lee Fisher <blibbet at gmail.com> wrote:
> the other day i called it an IL to Parrot tool, but was corrected by a
> Parrotcoder
> "Dotnet is (also?) IL to Parrot, btw."
> maybe they meant "for now", and i've not tried the other way, so i
> should have disclaimed that, sorry.
i think that parrotcoder was me :) aka particle on #parrot or
[particle] or #perl6

jonathan worthington created languages/dotnet/ in about six months
time, if i recall. it's incomplete, but what is complete is excellent.
.net is *huge*, so ability to translate all of it to parrot bytecode
will take significant man-hours. and i expect much of the work
completed so far could easily be reused to perform a parrot to .net
bytecode converter. i'm sure it would be well worth the time invested.

> regardless of this correction, the potential for Perl and .NET is huge.
agreed. join us!

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