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Perl and AMD's proposed general HW support

by sg (Pilgrim)
on Dec 07, 2007 at 15:28 UTC ( #655671=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

sg has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

AMD has a Light-Weight Profiling proposal -- which "is a CPU mechanism that could have broad benefit to software including, but not limited to, runtime environments such as Sun Microsystems' Java Virtual Machine and Microsoft's .NET Framework."

Wondering if anyone associated with perl is active in guiding the specifications?

Update: Intel is likely to have a similar initiative. It would be nice if people stopped talking positively about Java and Net and started talking about parrot. So I sent the following email to LWP.Feedback@amd.com.

Subject: Is LWP backward or forward looking? Hello, The trend for programming languages to become more like human languages is accelerating as evidenced by Web 3.0's Semantic Web and Perl 6's interpretor Parrot. At the same time, Java and Net mentioned in LWP's overview are mature languages which are likely to soon be on their downswing, if not already. Questions: 1) What, if any, are LWP's forward looking plans for Web 3.0 and Parrot? 2) Is the purpose of LWP to prolong the life of legacy languages or to anticipate and enable improved approaches to programming?

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Re: Perl and AMD's proposed general HW support
by Thilosophy (Curate) on Dec 10, 2007 at 02:33 UTC
    It would be nice if people stopped talking positively about Java and Net and started talking about parrot.

    On the other hand, opening the conversation by accusing the LWP people of being backwards-looking and characterizing both the Java and the .NET platform as soon to be made irrelevant by Web 3.0 technologies is probably not the best way to get their attention in a favourable kind of way.

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