GNU pterry

Parrot 7.2.0 "Blue-crowned racquet-tail" released!

    This is the bright candlelit room where the life-timers are
    stored—shelf upon shelf of them, squat hourglasses, one for every
    living person, pouring their fine sand from the future into the past.
    The accumulated hiss of the falling grains makes the room roar like
    the sea.

    This is the owner of the room, stalking through it with a preoccupied air.
    His name is Death.

    But not any Death. This is the Death whose particular sphere of
    operations is, well, not a sphere at all, but the Discworld, which is
    flat and rides on the back of four giant elephants who stand on the
    shell of the enormous star turtle Great A’Tuin, and which is bounded by
    a waterfall that cascades endlessly into space.

    Scientists have calculated that the chance of anything so patently
    absurd actually existing are millions to one.

    But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine
    times out of ten.

            -- "Mort", GNU Terry Pratchett

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 7.2.0, also known as "Blue-crowned racquet-tail". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages. The blue-crowned racket-tail (Prioniturus discurus) is a parrot found on all the larger islands of the Philippines not starting with "P".

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