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Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released!

From:
Leopold Toetsch
Date:
October 31, 2003 07:41
Subject:
Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released!
Message ID:
3FA26DA2.8030000@toetsch.at
           Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released!

Your new Bluza[1] proudly presents Parrot 0.0.13 Halloween edition[2].
Proposed originally as a fun release it has a remarkable list of
improvements, additions, and fixes[3].
While not really milestones are reached, many steps towards these are
done.

After some pause you can grab it from
<http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/L/LT/LTOETSCH/parrot-0.0.13.tar.gz>
or just get the latest and best from CVS by following the directions at
<http://dev.perl.org/cvs/>.

Turn your web browser towards <http://www.parrotcode.org/> for more
information about Parrot, get involved, and:

Have fun!
leo

[1] Austrian dialect word for pumpkin with some aftermath of an head
     filled with water.

[2] Version number fits nicely todays date - and we don't release
     by the dozen.

[3] The list of changes includes:

     - The Big Move: Parrot source and build files rearranged into sub dirs
     - Build imcc as parrot
     - Objects more finished
     - Delegate vtable methods to byte code
     - Binary multi-method dispatching
     - Isa and does methods for PMCs
     - Call byte code from C
     - Start of extension interface
     - Experimental struct handling
     - Catch access to NULL PMCs
     - Experimental network socket interface code and opcodes
     - IO fixes and improvements
     - Dynamic opcode libraries
     - Fix-assigned opcode numbers
     - Argument flattening for function calls
     - More native call interface (NCI) signatures
     - Ncurses, postgres, and pcre interface libraries
     - Forth language is vastly improved
     - New tcl and urm languages
     - BSD and Win32 build improvements
     - Many new tests and fixes




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