The Parrot is dead. Long live the Parrot?

Allison Randal allison at
Sun Feb 10 19:46:13 UTC 2013

On 02/10/2013 06:15 AM, Gerhard R. wrote:
> 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.

Parrot barely has enough human resources to handle one implementation
path. It certainly doesn't have enough to handle two simultaneous
implementation paths.

You're headed in the right direction, but still thinking too
conservatively. And a restart from scratch is *never* easier.


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