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18 March 2009, 14:55

Perl 6 development: Parrot 1.0 has arrived

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The developers of version 6 of the Perl scripting language have released version 1.0 of the Parrot virtual machine on which the Rakudo Perl 6 implementation will run. Parrot, unlike Perl 5, keeps compiler and runtime separate. It will also support other dynamic languages in the future. The developers describe the new version as a more stable platform for implementing Perl 6.

It incorporates the Pynie Python implementation and the Cardinal Ruby interpreter for Parrot, as well as the paraplegic APL implementation. The tool kit provided, now includes support for language builds by an installed Parrot and an extended shell for generating further languages. The documentation has also been extensively revised.

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