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Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released

posted by Simon on 2003.10.31 10:39   Printer-friendly
Leopold Toetsch writes "Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released!

Your new Bluza[ 1 ] proudly presents Parrot 0.0.13 Halloween edition[ 2 ]. Proposed originally as a fun release it has a remarkable list of improvements, additions, and fixes[ 3 ]. While some milestones have not really been reached, there have been many steps towards getting these done.

After some pause you can grab it from parrot-0.0.13.tar.gz or just get the latest and best from CVS by following the directions at"

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

Have fun!

[1] Austrian dialect word for pumpkin with some aftermath of an head filled with water.

[2] Version number fits nicely todays date - and we don't release by the dozen.

[3] The list of changes includes:

  • The Big Move: Parrot source and build files rearranged into sub dirs
  • Build imcc as parrot
  • Objects more finished
  • Delegate vtable methods to byte code
  • Binary multi-method dispatching
  • Isa and does methods for PMCs
  • Call byte code from C
  • Start of extension interface
  • Experimental struct handling
  • Catch access to NULL PMCs
  • Experimental network socket interface code and opcodes
  • IO fixes and improvements
  • Dynamic opcode libraries
  • Fix-assigned opcode numbers
  • Argument flattening for function calls
  • More native call interface (NCI) signatures
  • Ncurses, postgres, and pcre interface libraries
  • Forth language is vastly improved
  • New tcl and urm languages
  • BSD and Win32 build improvements
  • Many new tests and fixes
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