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Re: Re: What are the opportunities with Parrot?

by tjh (Curate)
on Aug 10, 2002 at 19:26 UTC ( #189221=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread What are the opportunities with Parrot?

Hmm. Sort of. I'm looking for what monks are thinking that they'll do with Parrot. What are they interested in doing with it; whether they think it brings them new possibilities and what those are.

The general idea of a VM is well understood, but of course, Perl has never had one, more or less. Are there any projects they'll now get to do in Perl? Is anyone thinking that Parrot somehow elevates Perl to a more mainstream enterprise platform (along with typing options, etc.) versus Java (for instance).

I'm thinking Parrot, along with Perl6, may be a bit groundbreaking, but I'm often quite naive and am looking for outside comments and ideas to help shape or stimulate my thinking.

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Re: Re: Re: What are the opportunities with Parrot?
by jryan (Vicar) on Aug 11, 2002 at 04:28 UTC

    Leon Brocard put together a presentation about parrot; its worth taking a look at.

Re^3: What are the opportunities with Parrot?
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Aug 11, 2002 at 04:46 UTC
    Actually, Perl5 already compiles code to execute in some form of VM, except it uses optrees rather than bytecode. But it is a set goal for the Parrot/Perl6 combo to achieve (IIRC) about twice the speed that Perl5 typically does.

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[james28909]: I looked through the docs, and see that PerlApp::exe() is suppose to return this information but whenever i try to use this, i get the error "Undefined subroutine &PerlApp::exe called"
[james28909]: i just want to verify the integrity of the executables name each time it is run.
[Corion]: Weird. this documentation says what you say.
[Corion]: I assume you are experiencing this with your packaged program. Maybe also include in the packaging list?
[james28909]: has anyone else run into this problem? i have tried searching but have not returned many results
[james28909]: ah, good idea.
[Corion]: What does print $PerlApp::VERSION output?

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