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Parrot 0.4.10 Released

by particle (Vicar)
on Mar 21, 2007 at 12:24 UTC ( #605828=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.10 "The Release Formerly Known as 'Prince'." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.10 can be obtained via CPAN, or follow the download instructions. For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on our source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 0.4.10 News:

- Compilers:
 + IMCC: Parrot calling conventions now available between two C PMCs (PMINVOKE)
 + PGE: Match object improvements
 + smop: added Attribute and Class PMCs
 + HLLCompiler: improvements for interactive mode
- PAST:
 + extended binding to a list of variables
- Languages:
 + Updated Lua, PHP ("Plumhead"), Tcl ("ParTcl"), Ruby ("Cardinal")
 + Update PIR, regex, Zcode
 + New language: Pynie - a Python compiler for Parrot
 + Lua implements require and many other ops, improved regex support
 + Remove parakeet
- Design:
 + PDD01 "Overview" - updated architecture and platform information
 + PDD15 "Objects" - details on roles, objects, and classes added
 + PDD22 "I/O" - added async ops and Status PMC details
- Documentation:
 + Added guides for Metacommitter, Relase Manager, and Cage Cleaner roles
- Implementation:
 + Object, Class, Role, and Attribute PMC implementation has begun
 + Perl 5 module "Parrot::Embed" now compiles and links on all platforms
- Build:
 + Major improvements in test coverage for 'ops2c.pl'
- Misc:
 + New utility: Crow, a template processor
 + New library module: Config/JSON for reading/writing JSON files
 + many bugfixes, enhancements, and coding standard updates, code cleanup

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project.

Enjoy!

~Particle *accelerates*

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