[Python-Dev] Parrot -- should life imitate satire?

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2001 19:47:33 -0400

Paul Prescod <paulp@ActiveState.com>:
> Would it make sense to poll both communities for people interested in
> helping with this effort and maybe making it a standalone project
> (perhaps on SourceForge?)? 
> In fact, there are many bits of the C library that Python people would
> like to replace or improve but we don't have the resources alone. Maybe
> if all of the scripting language groups got together we would be able to
> do it. I'm not talking about the larger project of sharing bytecodes and
> so forth, but I could see that we probably have very similar needs with
> respect to files, memory allocation, networking, event loops, process
> handling and maybe threads. And the other scripting languages are
> probably not too far off either.

I think this is a good idea in itself.  And would also be a good pilot
project for the Parrot unification.
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