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Parrot 0.4.2 "GPW" Released!

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Leopold Toetsch
February 22, 2006 05:55
Parrot 0.4.2 "GPW" Released!
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On behalf of the Parrot team I'm proud to announce another
1.5 monthly release of Parrot. GPW is the German Perl Workshop,
which will take place next week.

I'd like to thank all involved people as well as our
sponsors for supporting us.

What is Parrot?

Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running Perl6 and other dynamic
languages, see <> for more information.

Parrot 0.4.2 changes and news

- improved PPC and x86 JIT support including JIT compilation
   of very simple PASM/PIR subroutines
- preliminary libreadline support
- better trace and debug features
- pkgconfig support
- META.yml to support proper indexing on CPAN
- new opcode: hcf (in "my_ops" in dynamic op library)
- new File pmc for file specific ops (is_dir, is_file, copy, rename...)
- named arguments and parameters (both :named("") and => syntaxes)
- ongoing config improvements
- tons of bug fixes and other small improvements - too much to list all

After some pause you can grab it from

As parrot is still in steady development we recommend that you
just get the latest and best from SVN by following the directions at

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

Have fun!

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