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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Monday July 20, 2009
09:16 AM

What I Want In Firefox (Parrot)

[ #39323 ]

I think something like this would be very interesting. (Perl 6 pseudo-code, obviously)

<script
  grammar="http://rakudo.org/grammar/mozilla/perl6/"
  version="1.2"
  authority="https://rakudo.org/grammar/authority/">

  use Mozilla::Document;
  subset SafePassword of String where {
       $_ ~~ m/<:digit:>/
    && $_ ~~ m/<:punct:>/
    && $_.length >= 8
  };

  sub safe_login (Mozilla::Document::Form $form) {
      my Mozilla::Document $document .= new();

      # $_ defaults to last element
      $form.password ~~ SafePassword or $_.error("Password Insecure!");
  }
</script>

In other words, if the sandbox is secure enough, one could use the Parrot Compiler Toolkit to write a set of bindings to allow you to write your client-side in any language you like, include bespoke languages, if desired. I think this could be a very compelling feature. Don't like languages available for client side browsing? Fine, write your own with the Parrot Compiler Toolkit and if the browser sees an unknown grammar from a safe authority, it downloads it. Otherwise, it can prompt you with the authority information, depending on your security setup.

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  • There was a plugin for IE a long time ago allowing people to turn on PerlScript in the browser.

    The DOM was the same so it didn't feel different than JavaScript, however doing it limited you to a very small number of browsers.

    It never caught on.

    More promising would be something allowing you to compile some subset of Perl 6 to JavaScript. The issue is how big a subset that would be. (Eval is likely to be tricky...)