Parrot 0.1.0 "Leaping Kakapo" Released!The Parrot team proudly presents the Parrot 0.1.0 leap release. It provides some milestones like objects and multi-threading(*) and supports many more platforms.
After some pause you can grab it from http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/L/LT/LTOETSCH/parrot-0.1.0.tar.gz or just get the latest and best from CVS by following the directions at http://dev.perl.org/cvs/.
Turn your web browser towards http://www.parrotcode.org/ for more information about Parrot, get involved, and:
(*)The list of changes includes:
- "Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... objects!"
- Huge documentation overhaul
- More supported platforms, s. PLATFORMS
- Basic thread support for pthread based architectures
- Basic event handling for timers and signals including:
- PASM callbacks for NCI (native C) functions.
- Improved platform configuration
- COW stacks now working, stacks code redone
- Structure handling vastly improved
- Random PMC and rand primitives
- Better subroutine call syntax in PIR
- Make PIR subroutines compliant with pdd03
- Improved profiling (DOD, GC timings)
- Hash code improvements, incl. random key order support
- Experimental freeze/thaw code for some PMC types
- IO improvements for buffered layer and Win32
- String iterators
- String bitwise vtables
- Many new opcodes
- Suppport for JIT, where malloced memory isn't executable
- Priority DOD scheme for objects that need timely destruction
- Improved byte code loading (e.g. onLoad functions)
- Language updates: forth, Perl6/P6C, m4
- Libraries: Getopt_Long, SDL, Dumper, Sort
- new JAPH examples
- Unified imcc and parrot test handling
- Many new tests (make test reports 1386 tests)
- Numerous bug fixes