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Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released!

Leopold Toetsch
October 31, 2003 07:41
Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released!
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           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

After some pause you can grab it from
or just get the latest and best from CVS by following the directions at

Turn your web browser towards <> for more
information about Parrot, get involved, and:

Have fun!

[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 Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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