The Parrot is dead. Long live the Parrot?
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Sun Feb 10 14:15:57 UTC 2013
On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 9:21 PM, Brian Wisti <brian.wisti at gmail.com> wrote:
> I worry that a Parrot2 would maintain the issue of design flux.
> I mean, unless "Parrot2" is just "super awesome Parrot-light."
The point of Parrot light is that it's based on the current codebase,
whereas Parrot2 wouldn't be.
>From Rakudo's point of view, Parrot comes with a lot of unnecessary baggage
(PCT, PGE, TGE, NQP-rx, Winxed, libffi, ...).
However, even if you remove the baggage and optimize for Rakudo (or rather
NQP) integration, Perl6-on-Parrot will still be a 2nd-class citizen as long
as no one replaces the PMC-based object system with 6model, which is imo a
major undertaking; it might be easier to restart from scratch and fix other
'mistakes' along the way. That's where Parrot2 comes in.
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