What is Python's answer to Perl 6?

gabriele renzi rff_rff at remove-yahoo.it
Mon Nov 1 23:52:16 CET 2004


Dirkjan Ochtman ha scritto:
>> Parrot was originally intended to run both Perl 6 and Perl 5. Adding
>> Python was an afterthought, and somewhat a consequence of an
>> April Fools joke. Some people think it still is.
> 
> 
> People have also been working on running PHP on Parrot, a Forth-like 
> language is reimplemented on Parrot, and Parrot developers are taking 
> Ruby into account as well. I don't know how much of an afterthought 
> Python-on-Parrot was, but it's certainly not a minor subject right now.

don't forget that they can run brainf**k :)

Anyway, an interesting reading on the subject is the blog from dan sugalski
www.sidhe.org/~dan/blog
especially when he goes deep in how to work out stuff like 'how to call
finalizers in languages that have totally different concepts of it'



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