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Monday June 10, 2002
06:03 AM

Why my parrot wouldn't fly

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I finally decided to contact the Perl6 internals team to find out why I couldn't install Parrot. Brent Dax promptly replied with the news that is expecting a C compiler that's similar to the one that Perl was compiled with. Unfortunately cl and gcc are not sufficiently similar.

Thinking about this, I believe I've seen the phrase 'binary incompatibility' bandied about, and I think this may have something to do with it (did I mention that I don't really understand C compilers?)

So I've just downloaded the ActiveState sources which I'm going to attempt to build. This is all turning out to be much harder than my normal method of installing software onto a Windows PC (double-click on setup.exe, then watch the pretty display flash by...) Wish me luck.

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