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Parrot 0.7.1 "Manu Aloha" released

by duff (Vicar)
on Sep 17, 2008 at 05:42 UTC ( #711877=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

From Patrick Michaud:
On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.7.1 "Manu Aloha." Parrot (http://parrotcode.org/) is a virtual machine aim +ed at running all dynamic languages. Parrot 0.7.1 is available via CPAN (soon), or follow the download instructions at http://parrotcode.org/source.html . For those who wou +ld like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion on the source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code. Parrot 0.7.1 News: - Implementation + add -I and -L command line options + support for null strings in NCI calls + preliminary support for resumable exceptions + add '.hll_map' method for dynamic HLL type mapping + more parrot_debugger fixes + remove obsolete '.past' extension - Languages + Rakudo (Perl 6) - now over 3300 passing spectests - precompiled modules - precompiled scripts (--target=pir can now be executed standalone +) - Support for @*INC and %*INC varialbes - additional builtin methods and subs - added 'fail' function, warnings on use of undefined values - m/.../ regexes - qq, qw, q quoting forms - run tests in parallel - gather/take - Perl6MultiSub + Cardinal (Ruby): - 'require' and precompiled modules - many new tests - all Array tests pass - regexes - default arguments to functions - new committer - Compilers + PCT: - add :loadinit attribute for PAST::Block + PIRC: - major refactoring to allow all PIR keywords as identifiers - links to libparrot now, so all Parrot ops are recognized as such - implemented .loadlib, .HLL_map, .HLL - Miscellaneous + add Xlib and Mysql modules and test programs to NCI examples + many updates and cleanups to PDD documents Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our +sponsors for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is 21 Oct 200 +8. Enjoy!

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