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Parrot 0.4.4 "Feather" Released!

posted by rafael on 2006.05.15 4:40   Printer-friendly
leo writes "On behalf of the Parrot team I'm proud to announce another monthly release of Parrot."
I'd like to thank all involved people as well as our sponsors for supporting us.

What is Parrot?

Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running Perl6 and other dynamic languages, see parrotcode.org for more information.

Parrot 0.4.4 changes and news
  • hierarchical class names
  • APL compiler
    • under development
    • understands simple vector ops, strings
    • demonstrates use of Unicode in Parrot
  • pgc, a compiler for rules and operator precedence parsers
  • Major redesign and improvements for PGE
    • compilers understand named parameter options
    • :ratchet option implemented to support non-backtracking quantifiers
  • TGE (tree grammar engine) for tree transformations
    • tgc, tree grammar compiler
  • perl6 compiler
    • support for many operators, lexical scalars, regex matches
  • new pheme (Parrot scheme) compiler


After some pause you can grab it from CPAN.

As parrot is still in steady development we recommend that you just get the latest and best from SVN by following the directions at source.html.

Turn your web browser towards parrotcode.org for more information about Parrot, get involved, and:

Have fun!
leo
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