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.

Parrot 4.2.0 "Ornithopter" Released!

"Technology, in common with many other activities, tends toward avoidance of
risks by investors. Uncertainty is ruled out if possible. Capital investment
follows this rule, since people generally prefer the predictable. Few recognize
how destructive this can be, how it imposes severe limits on variability and
thus makes whole populations fatally vulnerable to the shocking ways our
universe can throw the dice."
-- Assessment of Ix, Bene Gesserit Archives (Heretics of Dune)

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 4.2.0, also known

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Parrot 4.1.0 "Black-headed Parrot" Released

The Black-headed Parrot is ... most often found in pairs or small noisy flocks of up to 10 individuals, but sometimes up to 30.
--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-headed_Parrot

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 4.1.0,
also known as "Black-headed Parrot". Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

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Parrot 4.0.0 "Hyperstasis" Released!

At one extreme, it is possible to approach the subject on a high mathematical
epsilon-delta level, which generally results in many undergraduate students not
knowing what's going on. At the other extreme, it is possible to wave away all
the subtleties until neither the student nor the teacher knows what's going on.

-Stanley J. Farlow, Preface to Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and
Engineers

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 4.0.0,
also known as "Hyperstasis". Parrot

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Parrot Documentation Revision Effort (Blog trois)

This blog is to announce the completion of placing all of Parrot's documentation on 'parrot.github.com'. The documentation ranges from the present version (i.e., v3.11.0) to Parrot's release v0.0.6(0)[1]. To view the documentation, please navigate your preferred browser to http://parrot.github.com and select (or click) the "Parrot Documentation Releases (3.10.0 - 0.1.1)" link.

Thank you.

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Parrot 3.11.0 "Duct Tape" Released

"If I had some duct tape, I could fix that."
 - MacGyver

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 3.11.0, also known as "Duct tape". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

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Guitor Hero

I've created a new project: Guitor, a GUI creaTOR module written in winxed using Xlib via NCI.

It's not much feature complete yet, but has enough funcionality to provide some nice examples, including a viewer for R->R functions and a drawing board.

I've tested only in linux amd64 and i386, so the StructView used may be not appropiate in some platforms, feedback will be appreciated.

https://github.com/NotFound/Guitor

Install: winxed setup.winxed install

Run an example: winxed examples/pizarra.winxed

Enjoy!

Parrot Documentation Revision Effort (Blog deux)

All and Everyone:

Parrot's current set of documentation is now up on github. Hopefully, this will aid in the documentation revision effort.

To view the html documents, simply navigate your favorite browser to http://parrot.github.com. To edit the documentation, simply navigate your browser to https://github.com/parrot/parrot.github.com, clone the repo, and make your edits (or provide a pull request).

Thank you.

Alvis

PACT - Disassembler

The first step in generating a packfile is understanding the packfile. So I've been writing a Winxed disassembler. It's pretty fully featured at this point. It's showing constants, annotations, and symbolic instructions. Despite my fears, it turned out that PCC wasn't all that difficult to deal with.

Parrot 3.10.0 "Apple Pi" Released

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 3.10.0,
also known as "Apple Pi". Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

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Parrot Documentation Revision Effort (Blog un)

Finally! I have managed to find enough time -- in the wee hours of the morning no less -- and a stable current of electricity -- meaning the power company has finished its little poll-replacement project -- to push a new 'documentation_revisions' branch to the parrot repo. This is the branch from which anyone involved with the documentation revision effort will work. Hopefully, that is, if I've gotten everything correct. (I make no pretensions here to knowing or to understanding, well, how git works.

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