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Personally I couldn't care less about Python running on Parrot, my main interest would be in Perl 6.

Actually, you do care. You just don't know you care. The biggest selling point about Parrot and the reason TPF has been funding Parrot development on and off for over 5 years has been that you can have all the majors compile down to PIR. Once you do that, then you have interlanguage operability that is only really available in .Net.

Imagine this - you are about to write a new web application. You really like Ruby-on-Rails and ActiveRecord, but you really need to use a huge legacy library written in Perl5 for accessing some random crap. Normally, you'd look longingly over at Ruby, then whip out CGI::Application, Class::DBI, and get to work.

Now, imagine that you can use ROR, AR, and your legacy library. Plus, write some linkage code in Perl6. THAT is what Parrot's all about.


My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

In reply to Re^3: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long by dragonchild
in thread Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long by dragonchild

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