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Wednesday October 17, 2007
01:15 AM

Parrot 0.4.17 Released

[ #34702 ]

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.17
"Two for Finching." Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.17 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the
download instructions at
For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop
Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on the
source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 0.4.17 News:
- Implementation
  + Bug fixes (including Coverity IDs 20, 22, 30, 119-122, 124-126, 129-131)
      Also various GC, memory, and segfault issues
  + Fix & reenable CGP core
  + Parrot's -r flag now works again (compile to and execute bytecode)
  + Updates to pmc2c & PIR syntaxes
  + Fix Complex PMC
  + Minor performance improvements, especially in PGE
- Documentation
  + PDD02 "Vtables" - superceded by PDD17
  + PDD06 "PASM" - minor updates
  + PDD17 "PMC" - add VTABLE syntax, update core PMC struct, restore UnionVal
  + PDD19 "PIR" - early review started
  + PDD21 "Namespaces" - cleanup
  + PDD24 "Events" - draft approved
  + PDD25 "Concurrency" - minor updates
  + PDD26 "AST" - draft version begun
  + PIR tutorials updated
- Languages/Compilers
  + Make scheme work with the current calling conventions, other major work.
  + Updates to m4, lua, compilers/pirc, languages/PIR, dotnet, tcl
- Miscellaneous:
  + make -j functional again
  + Code cleanup (refactoring, optimizations)

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our
sponsors for supporting this project.


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