Anyway, I'm now determined to make Parrot execute streams of low-level ops faster than mono does. I don't know if we will, but damn it we will try. Nyah!
I've also gotten the CygWin tools installed on my laptop, so I can hopefully build parrot on it, rather than on my Linux box. (I can access my laptop everwhere, but editing on my home box when I'm at work means terminal-mode emacs. Blech)
And speaking of Parrot... we're looking good, and on track for a first public release next week. Simon's working on docs and todo lists, and I'm doing more design work, and we're both beating the interpreter source into shape for a basic release. We're pretty much there for the source, but the infrastructure that needs to be wrapped around the repository's still being built. (By Ask, one of the unsung heroes of perl)
First public demo of Parrot should be next week at the Boston.PM meeting. Come and be amazed!