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Re^4: {Perl6} Macros and native compilation

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Apr 11, 2005 at 14:45 UTC ( #446629=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: {Perl6} Macros and native compilation
in thread {Perl6} Macros and native compilation

chip,
I will paraphrase and summarize our recent IRC conversation for the benefit of others.

Limbic~Region: Parrot currently has a command line option for native executables which I believe already works on a couple of platforms. Are you saying that this functionality isn't integral or necessary for the project?
chip: Not exactly. It is unlikely a native executable will work without linking against a substantial part of Parrot. It is not something I see as being necessary but I certainly don't want to discourage anyone else from working on something they feel is important.

Please correct me if my paraphrasing is misrepresenting your position in any way. I see your point and concede that I have apparently been under the wrong impression for over a year now.

Cheers - L~R

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Re^5: {Perl6} Macros and native compilation
by chip (Curate) on Apr 11, 2005 at 15:02 UTC
    That's about right. Some effort has already been made in the direction of native-binary creation -- make hello in the current parrot source tree actually builds a "hello world" program from Parrot assembler -- and whatever contributions others continue to make will certainly be accepted. (Modulo quality, of course.)

        -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

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