[Python-Dev] Parrot -- should life imitate satire?
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 15:23:27 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> "ESR" == Eric S Raymond <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
ESR> Following my conversation with Guido, I've put doing an
ESR> architectural comparison of the existing Python and Perl
ESR> bytecodes at the top of my priority list. I'm flying to Taipei
ESR> tomorrow and will have a lot of hours on airplanes with my
ESR> laptop to do this.
This is a good project. It's really difficult to evaluate the Parrot
proposal otherwise. I know quite a bit about Python's VM and runtime,
but next to nothing about Perl's.
If you're feeling particularly energetic, you might look at some other
VM's -- Ocaml, Java, and Ruby come to mind. It is probably a much
harder fit for the first two, because they are statically typed. But
I'd be quite interested to see a survey of language VM techniques.