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Bernhard (4508)

Bernhard
  Bernhard.Schmalhofer@gmx.de
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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, http://search.cpan.org/~markov/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, http://phpcompiler.org/ and transform it to something Parrot can understand. phc parses PHP, so this should become an implementation of PHP on Parrot.

As a projectname, http://svn.perl.org/viewcvs/parrot/trunk/languages/plumhead/, I chose 'Plumhead', which is short for Plum-headed Parakeet, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.