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Bernhard (4508)

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A freelance software engineer with experience in webapplications, databases and bioinformatics.

A contributor to Parrot and the person behind Pipp.

A physicist who worked with third sound in Helium-III and CCD X-ray detectors.

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Saturday September 09, 2006
04:24 PM

Plum-headed Parakeet

[ #30941 ]

Mark Overmeer passed on one of the take home messages from YAPC::Europe in Birmingham. In a lightening talk about XML::Compile,, he said something like: Never mind the XML, it's just syntax. The day before, Allison Randall had talked about the Parrot compiler tools and mentioned how XSLT had influenced the design of TGE. So I wondered whether Never mind the XSLT, it's just syntax. applies as well.

The XSLT project I came up with, is to take the XML output of phc, and transform it to something Parrot can understand. phc parses PHP, so this should become an implementation of PHP on Parrot.

As a projectname,, I chose 'Plumhead', which is short for Plum-headed Parakeet, The description on Wikipedia is neat too: Plum-headed Parakeet is a gregarious and noisy species with range of raucous calls.

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  • This is very interesting. If you have time, please add more notes to your journal as you go along. I'd love to follow your progress.