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This just in from Leopold Toetsch:

Parrot 0.1.0 "Leaping Kakapo" Released!

The Parrot team proudly presents the Parrot 0.1.0 leap release. It provides some milestones like objects and multi-threading(*) and supports many more platforms.

After some pause you can grab it from http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/L/LT/LTOETSCH/parrot-0.1.0.tar.gz or just get the latest and best from CVS by following the directions at http://dev.perl.org/cvs/.

Turn your web browser towards http://www.parrotcode.org/ for more information about Parrot, get involved, and:

Have fun!
leo

(*)The list of changes includes:

  • "Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... objects!"
  • Huge documentation overhaul
  • More supported platforms, s. PLATFORMS
  • Basic thread support for pthread based architectures
  • Basic event handling for timers and signals including:
  • PASM callbacks for NCI (native C) functions.
  • Improved platform configuration
  • COW stacks now working, stacks code redone
  • Structure handling vastly improved
  • Random PMC and rand primitives
  • Better subroutine call syntax in PIR
  • Make PIR subroutines compliant with pdd03
  • Improved profiling (DOD, GC timings)
  • Hash code improvements, incl. random key order support
  • Experimental freeze/thaw code for some PMC types
  • IO improvements for buffered layer and Win32
  • String iterators
  • String bitwise vtables
  • Many new opcodes
  • Suppport for JIT, where malloced memory isn't executable
  • Priority DOD scheme for objects that need timely destruction
  • Improved byte code loading (e.g. onLoad functions)
  • Language updates: forth, Perl6/P6C, m4
  • Libraries: Getopt_Long, SDL, Dumper, Sort
  • new JAPH examples
  • Unified imcc and parrot test handling
  • Many new tests (make test reports 1386 tests)
  • Numerous bug fixes

Liz


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