March PLUG Meeting: Parrot (do over)
plug at ryansimpkins.com
Thu Mar 5 10:06:24 MST 2009
Date: March 11th, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Omniture, Inc.
We were unable to get Stephen Weeks in January due to last second scheduling
conflicts. We have invited him back, and he 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."
Parrot is a virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute
bytecode for dynamic languages. Parrot currently hosts a variety of language
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
Come and learn about this highly versatile VM. See you there!
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