, though we are rather fond of them for obvious reasons.
Submitted by pmurias on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 15:39
Today I have unbitrotted the existing code at https://github.com/pmurias/rakudo-js by handling QAST::Var's with decl set to "static" (variables that don't change at runtime) the same as ones with "var" (normal ones). As such I have completed the first of 15 inchstones ;)
Submitted by sa1 on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 13:18
This was my first week of GSoC working on parrot-libgit2. parrot-libgit2 is aimed at providing a low-level PIR binding to libgit2 as well as high-level winxed bindings. The schedule is available here. Duke Leto wrote the initial code a couple of years ago, but since then the code had bitrotted.
Submitted by Util on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 05:59
Obi-Wan: That boy is our last hope.
Yoda: No. There is another.
-- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.5.0,
also known as "Salvadori's Fig Parrot". Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.
Submitted by Util on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 05:00
Jimi Hendrix, deceased, drugs.
Janis Joplin, deceased, alcohol.
Mama Cass, deceased, ham sandwich.
-- Austin Powers (making a list of friends from the Summer of Love)
On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.4.0,
also known as "Austin Parrot". Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages, and currently
focusing on Perl 6.
Submitted by Util on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:36
We are stardust.
Billion year old carbon.
We are golden.
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.
(To some semblance of a garden.)
-- "Woodstock", by Joni Mitchell
On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.3.0,
also known as "W00tstock Parrot". Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages, and currently focusing on Perl 6.
Submitted by rurban on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 17:47
dukeleto: Happy to announce that @parrotvm will be mentoring students in #gsoc again this year! If you know awesome CS students, send them to me :)
We need mentors to sign up at
and project ideas to be collected/edited/reviewed at the "Ideas page".
Submitted by rurban on Sat, 12/08/2012 - 15:07
Debugging parrot strings were featured on the perl6 advent calendar, day 7. Something cool about Perl 6 every day, in December.
Shows how to debug into crazy string encoding problems, when you are not sure if the core implementation, the library, the spec or the tests are wrong. It turned out, that the library and the tests were wrong.
Submitted by brrt on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:05
Tomorrow is google's appointed 'firm pencils down' date. That seems like a good time to discuss the results of my work on mod_parrot so far.
mod_parrot is, as I have mentioned before, a two-layered system, with one half interfacing with apache (the module) and the other half with the interpreter and the compilers, the 'loader'. There is also a vital third component, the test system called pudding.