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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Thursday August 04, 2005
04:21 PM

OSCON Day 4: Pie-thon Update

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It is massively sunny outside, but quite cool once the sprinklers turn on and drench you. A quick detour by Appellation Oregon and into Pie-thon Update by Sam Ruby. Having a talk about Parrot and Python by Ruby was just too curious to miss. He went over the history of pie-thon, orignally a contest by Dan Sugalski and Guido van Rossum that Dan could make Parrot run a few select Python benchmarks faster than Python. He went over the various attempts, and the latest attempt Conmparing the source, Python bytecode and IMCC code for a number of examples brought up some differences. He noted that people prod about once a year but that Parrot hasn't really changed in that time. In summary, Python on Parrot needs to focus on completeness and correctness before performance. Best quote: "As I said, Guido is a genius"
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