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.

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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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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