Porting Your Language to the Shiny New Parrot Socorro

by chromatic

The Parrot team has just announced the release of Parrot 0.4.9, "Socorro", following the new monthly release cycle. This version has better Perl 6 rule support, lots of bugfixes, a PocketPC port, unified calling conventions between C and PIR components, better tools, plenty of language improvement (as always, Tcl and this time lots of Lua) and plenty of new features.

Additionally, Chris Yocum has just posted a great summary of starting to implement a new language with Parrot. He chose Dartmouth BASIC 1964 and the Parrot compiler toolchain. It looks like he had a lot of fun too.

The next release will be 20 March 2007. See you then!