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Re: Perl Review Issue 4 Out

by jdavidboyd (Friar)
on Jul 05, 2002 at 13:59 UTC ( #179635=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Review Issue 4 Out

I always enjoy reading these, but somehow I miss the significance of building a BASIC interpreter in Parrot Assembler...

(Of cource, I haven't researched the Parrot Assembler at all, is it, perhaps, written in Perl?)

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Re: Re: Perl Review Issue 4 Out
by Elian (Parson) on Jul 05, 2002 at 19:00 UTC
    The assembler's mostly perl, with some XS code attached. We're trying for an article on Parrot for each issue of TPR, as it's what we're building Perl 6 on top of. Since we don't quite have enough Perl 6 to build, we're starting off a bit lower-level. The BASIC interpreter's pretty cool in and of itself, and as it's a language implemented on top of Parrot we thought it'd be of interest to people looking to implement other languages (like perl--hint, hint) on top of it as well.
Re2: Perl Review Issue 4 Out
by blakem (Monsignor) on Jul 05, 2002 at 18:09 UTC

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