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Parrot 0.4.16 Released

posted by davorg on 2007.09.19 4:45   Printer-friendly
particle writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.16, "A Farewell to Alex." Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.16 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 0.4.16 News:
- Implementation:
  + Performed code review on every PMC
  + Modified PMC code generation to use Storable, reducing compile times
  + Added a makefile target to generate test coverage data of C sources
- Languages:
  + NQP: added lists, for loops, operators, comparison and multiplicative operators
  + Announced Kea-CL, Kea Common Lisp, an ANSI Common Lisp implementation
      The repository is available at
- Documentation
  + PDD17 "PMCs" — draft approved, the design is complete
  + Added more PIR tutorials, see examples/tutorial/00_README.pod
- Miscellaneous:
  + Many bugfixes, enhancements, documentation, and coding standard updates
  + Deprecated PMC constants and other crufty syntax, see DEPRECATED.pod
  + Improved icc compiler compatibility for error line reporting

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

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