[Pdx-pm] Introduction to Parrot -- February meeting in 2 weeks

Jonathan Leto jaleto at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 19:51:47 PST 2010


On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Tom Keller <kellert at ohsu.edu> 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.

I will be sure to talk about this. What I can say now is, Parrot VM
and Perl 5 don't quite compete in the same niche.  There will be
languages built on top of Parrot, (such as Rakudo Perl 6) that *will*
compete in the same niche. I will talk about those.

> How will Parrot help with these and other practical tasks?

Parrot *will* help with many practical tasks. Languages that run on
top of Parrot will be able to share libraries. This is a *huge* amount
of time-savings for people who write these libraries. I will go into
this more at the meeting.


> thanks,
> Tom
> Thomas (Tom) Keller, PhD
> kellert at ohsu.edu
> 503.494.2442
> 6339b R Jones Hall (BSc/CROET)
> www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/research-cores/dna-analysis/
> On Jan 27, 2010, at 12:56 PM, Seven till Seven wrote:
>> see http://pdx.pm.org/kwiki/
>> Wed. February 10th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek -- 1731 SE 10th Ave.
>> Introduction to Parrot Virtual Machine
>> speaker: Jonathan Leto
>> Come learn the basic things you need to know about Parrot Virtual
>> Machine to start hacking on
>> 1) Parrot VM itself
>> 2) Languages built on top of Parrot, High Level Languages (HLLs)
>> 3) Projects and Libraries that use Parrot
>> A short, down-to-earth introduction to the current state of Parrot will
>> be followed by examples on how to hack on Parrot projects or how to
>> start your own.
>> As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the LuckyLab.
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Jonathan "Duke" Leto
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