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Re: What are the opportunities with Parrot?

by Elian (Parson)
on Aug 10, 2002 at 17:39 UTC ( [id://189206] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What are the opportunities with Parrot?

So what you're looking for is essentially a "Parrot, what's the point?" document/presentation/whatever?
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Re: Re: What are the opportunities with Parrot?
by tjh (Curate) on Aug 10, 2002 at 19:26 UTC
    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.

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

      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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