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Ponie (Perl 5 on Parrot)

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Jul 09, 2003 at 10:19 UTC ( [id://272641]=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I confess that I'm somewhat surprised that this hasn't been mentioned yet, but Arthur Bergman is now charged with implementing the Ponie project for Fotango/ This project, financed by Fotango, is responsible, for Perl5 being ported to Parrot.


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Re: Ponie (Perl 5 on Parrot)
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jul 09, 2003 at 10:57 UTC

    Good god - its only been a few hours. Give people a chance ;-)

    The thing I find most pleasing is that we'll get XS support (from the Ponie FAQ):

    The guts of Perl 5 will be ripped out and made to work using Parrot PMCs rather than Perl 5 Sv structures, which will mean it will be compatible with Perl 6 . Any XS-based code that uses the published Perl 5 API should work fine without any problems.

    XS code was going to need rewriting with previously discussed P5/Parrot layers so this is excellent news.

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Re: Ponie (Perl 5 on Parrot)
by lachoy (Parson) on Jul 09, 2003 at 16:37 UTC

    One of the other benefits is Parrot should benefit immensely from having something to run right now versus the bootstrapping problem of being developed in conjunction with Perl6. I know there are other apps for Parrot but AFAICT they're used (and perused) by the very few early adopters. Projects never get developed as fast as when people can use them immediately for what they do everyday.

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