Parrot is a virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute bytecode for dynamic languages. Parrot currently hosts a variety of language implementations in various stages of completion, including Tcl, Javascript, Ruby, Lua, Scheme, PHP, Python, Perl 6, APL, and a .NET bytecode translator. Parrot is not about parrots, though we are rather fond of them for obvious reasons.

Update on infrastructure

All things considered mod_parrot is a little less than a 1000 lines long. About half of that is infrastructure (building, testing). For that, it now buys you the ability to configure, start and stop a mock apache server via the pudding framework (testing is influx right now... Karma for whoever can guess why its called pudding.). Not only that, I can attach gdb to the same, also via pudding.

PACT: Infrastructure

Oh, right. Weekly blog posts. benabik-- In the same style as last year, I'm going to include what I said I'd do and what I have done.

May 30 Improvements to Key PMC: Creation/introspection of keys with register contents. This both a useful improvement to Parrot on its own and useful for later portions of this project.

The initial step

This is about the project "LAPACK binding with PLA".
To implement the project have been using winxed,read some code and examples related to this on http://whiteknight.github.com/Rosella/winxed/index.html
and have started to code in the same.
Till date have am trying to call the LAPACK function by using some of the matrices in PLA but got an error regarding a pointer and trying to figure out the cause as everything being passed to the lapack function is a pointer.

A few steps forward

So, what happened in the world of mod_parrot? Segfaults, thats what happened. And an awesome community helping and fixing every problem.

First the segfault. What happened is that I called compreg() from within a script. That failed because the compreg opcode assumes a hash to initialized, which wasn't. (It was NULL). So once I mentioned this on the mailinglist, within minutes whiteknight++ pushed a fix that made the opcode use the proper API function which fixed the problem.

GSoC starts today

As you may or may not know, I'm tasked with implementing mod_parrot during this years' edition of google summer of code. So in preparation, I have researched the wealth of information that is the internet, and have found the following peculiar little tool:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/programs/apxs.html

Which stands for the apache extension tool, and which can - among other things - generate, compile, and install entire modules. I originally planned to take two weeks to do that very thing.

GSOC: Introduction

Parrot Foundation,

Good day Parrot! A few people have already met me through chat, but for those who haven't, my name is Justin Harper. I am a Junior in the Electrical Engineering Department at Temple University in Philadelphia and am very excited to be apart of this team.

GSoC: Here We Go Again

My proposal for Google's Summer of Code 2012 has been accepted!

LAPACK bindings for Parrot-Linear-Algebra

LAPACK bindings for Parrot-Linear-Algebra so as to provide an interface for the basic linear algebra functions.In modern treatments of linear algebra, matrices are considered first. Matrices provide a theoretically and practically useful way of approaching many types of problems including: solution of systems of linear equations,graph theory, theory of games, computer graphics,data compression,etc.

Hello Parrot

Hello everybody,
Let me introduce myself. I'm Bart Wiegmans, brrt on irc, and I will be implementing a new mod_parrot this summer, courtesy of google and whiteknight. Which will make it possible to serve parrot-powered web applications once again.

So, who am I? I'm 24 years old and I study biology in Groningen, the Netherlands where I live together with my girlfriend. Aside from that, I work as a programmer for studenten.net. As for hobbies, I play mario kart and pikmin. I used to say I had four pet rats, but unfortunately one of them died just Last weekend.

Parrot 4.3.0 "In Which..." Released!

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 4.3.0, also known as "In Which...". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

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