Slashdot had a couple threads
about a new OSS implementation of J2SE 5 called Harmony. A common thread in the responses to both root nodes was that implementing a stable and well-performing JVM is a non-trivial task. I don't think anyone's going to disagree.
Enter Parrot. Back in 2001, Leon Brocard was reported as working on a Java bytecode -> Parrot bytecode converter. Presumably, writing a Java->Parrot compiler shouldn't be that hard, given the success of Pugs.
Am I missing something fundamental or is Harmony wasted effort? And, if so, who wants to tell them?
- In general, if you think something isn't in Perl, try it out, because it usually is. :-)
- "What is the sound of Perl? Is it not the sound of a wall that people have stopped banging their heads against?"