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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think that claim should be eliminated from Parrot's description until it is able to run Python.

    You know, the widely used dynamic language that was one of Parrot's two original target languages, which happens to have been ported and runs well on several other platforms, including the JVM and .NET.

    You know, the one which lead to Dan Sugalski getting pie in the face when he couldn't even get the benchmark to run correctly, let alone run faster than the native C platform as promised.

    • I think that claim should be eliminated from Parrot's description until it is able to run Python.

      See the Pynie repository [bitbucket.org] and the list of languages running in whole or in part on Parrot [parrot.org].

      • The fact that a port has been started does not mean it is useful.

        Pynie looks like a recent attempt to start porting a version of Python that is not in widespread use. Pirate would be the attempt to port the version of Python that is actually used widely, and its current status is pretty useless.

        I have respect for Allison, but she isn't done. Therefore I reiterate. Until there are actual, useful ports of the most popular, widely used, and widely ported dynamic languages out there, I think that claiming th

        • I think that claiming that Parrot supports all dynamic languages is false advertising.

          Whoever said that Parrot 2.0 currently runs all dynamic languages in full? Certainly I never did.

          A decade in the claim is an embarrassment.

          Project management is easy if you have a time machine and an army of fungible volunteers.