Win 32 again. I am tempted to get a proper posix laptop of some kind or description but until then...
I sat down this afternoon to watch "The Last King of Scotland". As I have difficulty single-tasking I thought I might have another look at perl6 whilst it was on. Heres some of the notes I made.
Effective starting point:
Download parrot & install win32 - straightfoward.
Download Rakudo from:
Back then to the perlfoundation guide - it says "To build the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler,
first get a working copy of Parrot and build Parrot. Then, once Parrot is built,
change to the languages/ subdirectory and obtain your copy of Rakudo there:"
I used the win32 installer, and upon changing into the parrot directory there doesn't
seem to be a languages subdir!
Nothing quite like RTFM! -
That mentions the --gen-parrot method - however, i've just installed parrot so I'll
try to find another. The README file in the downloaded Rakudo directory seems to provide the answer:
Not too sure what "parrot_config" is though. I'll start with the "C:\Parrot-1.7.0" directory.
Doesn't work - try another - nope - should be more scientific. do some googling. Nope.
I'll try perl Configure.pl followed by dmake - nope. switch to suggested mingw32-make.
issues. maybe I should have stuck with the "perl Configure.pl --gen-parrot" varient.
I google: "parrot win32 rakudo --parrot-config"
hmmm. maybe I'll try --gen-parrot...
In file included from perl6_group.c:17:
mingw32-make: *** [src\pmc\perl6_group.dll] Error 1
Hmm. maybe its worth returning to the Last King Of Scotland for its conclusion - next time maybe I'll try to build parrot devel locally and go from there...