Rakudo needs from Parrot in 2011

Vasily Chekalkin bacek at bacek.com
Mon Jan 31 19:26:26 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 6:08 AM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:47:33PM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
>> > Get away from PIR (and we're
>> > working to provide you the tools to do this), and you most likely will
>> > not have this issue.
>> If I may channel Jim Keenan for a moment: Is there any estimate as
>> to which Parrot release will offer these tools?  Will it appear on
>> the Parrot roadmap as a goal Parrot is committed to providing between
>> now and 4.0?  Are there any preliminary design documents or discussion
>> that describe what these new tools might look like?
> After re-reading this a bit, I wish to clearly state that "No" is a
> perfectly reasonable and acceptable answer to the above questions (and
> that I should probably leave such statements to Jim in the first place :-).

Answer is "Yes". POST::Compiler.pbc is my goal to provide way of
generating bytecode without PIR. In future we can have:

nqp: nqp->PAST->POST->PBC
some_nice_hll: hll->foo->bar->baz->POST->PBC.


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