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
Subject: Is LWP backward or forward looking?
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.
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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