Inside Parrot's Compiler Tools

by chromatic

My home office network connection went out for a while yesterday. Instead of taking the day off to rest and relax, I asked fellow Perl 6 and Parrot hacker Allison Randal to walk me through building a compiler for a little language with Parrot's compiler tools.

Though we didn't finish the project before the fairly useless telephone company fixed the problem, I learned a lot about how the compiler tools work. Here's what I know now.