Month: January 2009

January PLUG Meeting: Parrot

Date: January 14th, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Omniture, Inc.


Stephen Weeks will be our presenter this month. He will be discussing the Parrot VM. From Stephen…

Guru at Guru Labs for 1.5 years. I teach, work on courseware, and
assorted Perl programming. In my spare time I work on Parrot and
recently a roguelike. I’ve been working on Parrot for about a year, in
which time I’ve written a LOLCODE and Ruby compiler and done a lot of
work on Exceptions and some work implementing features in Perl 6.

I’d like to talk about Parrot and/or Perl 6! That’s about as specific
as I get. If nobody has any more-specific requests, I’d like to run
through implementing a simple language and the parts of a Parrot
compiler. Maybe scheme? I haven’t decided yet.

About Parrot:

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.

Come and learn about this highly versatile VM. See you there!

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