PDS discussion topic: Lorito plan

Jonathan Leto jaleto at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 23:08:55 UTC 2011


I will be helping with this effort.


On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Christoph Otto <christoph at mksig.org> wrote:
> By the next supported release of Parrot (3.3), atrodo and I are committed to
> producing a spec and an initial implementation of M0*.  The spec will take
> the form of a series of wiki pages on trac.parrot.org (until it's settled
> enough to put elsewhere) and will provide enough information to create a
> complete and interoperable M0 VM.  This implementation will not include a
> metaobject model*, but will provide all the basic building blocks to
> implement one. These include the ability to implement structs, hashes,
> arrays and functions with arguments.  As a way to show the viability of M0,
> it will also include simple executable demonstrations of these four
> concepts.
> Thanks,
> Christoph
> * I use "M0" to refer to the low-level details such as ops, memory layout,
> etc and "Lorito" to refer to the whole shebang, including a MOP.
> ** The plan is that the MOP will be implemented on top of M0 so that only
> one implementation will be necessary, keeping with the idea of Lorito as a
> minimal VM that Parrot can be built on top of.
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Jonathan "Duke" Leto
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