GSOC 2010 Proposal: Immutable Strings

Jonathan Leto jaleto at
Mon Mar 29 22:46:44 UTC 2010

Howdy Tyler,

The Parrot community definitely would like an Immutable string
implementation! If you need any help with your proposal, do not
hesitate to ask on this list and/or on #parrot .
Different people are active on IRC and the mailing list, so it is good
to do both to get a full range of feedback.

Good luck with your GSoC proposal and welcome!


On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Tyler Curtis <tyler.l.curtis at> wrote:
> Hello, I'm a high school senior graduating this year, and I'm
> interesting in applying to Google's Summer of Code this year in order
> to work on the Parrot Virtual Machine.
> At
> , Whiteknight/Andrew Whitworth suggests as a project for GSOC creating
> an immutable string implementation for Parrot to replace the current
> COW strings. He mentions a few places in Parrot where this would be
> beneficial. I'm in the process of preparing my proposal, which I will
> post to this list once I finish it, but I wanted to go ahead and find
> out what the Parrot dev community thinks about this idea. Would
> immutable strings be better than the current copy-on-write strings?
> --
> Tyler Curtis
> _______________________________________________

Jonathan "Duke" Leto
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