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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by Matts (1087) on 2006.06.28 13:15 (#48447) Journal
    What about Parrot? Isn't that supposed to make things faster, in part by switching from a stack model to a register model (and thus making optimisation easier), and also by making things easier to optimise at "compile" time?

    Or is Parrot not the great-white-hope we think it is?
    • The trick is refactoring (or reimplementing) Perl 5 so that it runs on Parrot. It ought to make things faster though.

      • Right. That's what I figured. I seem to distantly remember a project to do just that :-)
        • I seem to distantly remember a project to do just that :-)

          I think you mean PONIE [poniecode.org]. Shame that none of the links on that page seem to go anywhere useful.

          Did we ever get an official announcement on what was happening with PONIE? There was a lot of action three years ago, but it all seems to have died out now?

          • I believe Ponie is dead. Nicholas stepped down as pumpking some time back, and a call went out for a replacement, and exactly zero candidates came forward.

            Arthur Bergman might still be working on Ponie, I'm not sure, but in any event I haven't heard any noises of activity coming out of the lab (stable?) for some time. Certainly nothing so far as p5p is concerned, nor any other of the various perl fora and lists I pay attention to.

            But that's ok, we all know Perl is a volunteer-based operation.