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Parrot 3.11.0 "Duct Tape" Released

Christoph Otto
December 20, 2011 12:20
Parrot 3.11.0 "Duct Tape" Released
Message ID:
"If I had some duct tape, I could fix that. "
 - MacGyver

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 3.11.0, also
as "Duct tape".  Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 3.11.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site
(, or by
following the
download instructions at  For those who
would like
to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using
Git to
retrieve the source code to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 3.11.0 News:
    - Core
        + packfile api and pbc handling improvements
        + smarter recursion tracking across threads
        + new "pop_upto_eh" op for finer-grained exception handling
        + subroutine-level profiling runcore cleanups
        + improved window support
    - Languages
        + new math builtins in winxed (abs, sinh, cosh and tanh)
        + better inline support in winxed
        + squaak improvements (sub as expression, new read() builtin)
    - Documentation
        + many new man pages thanks to gci students
    - Tests
        + updated example code for FileHandle and Iterator
        + coding standards fixes

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
22d0bd277c956167eb0b8e6a41c211541ba0733e  parrot-3.11.0.tar.bz2
c83a463934424ae1ecb58a9206f4eb1a6a2aad58  parrot-3.11.0.tar.gz

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible: 
Alekssasho, Alvis Yardley, Andrew Whitworth, Andy Lester, Brian
Bruce Gray, Christoph Otto, Francois Perrad, jkeenan, Jonathan "Duke"
Michael Schroeder, Moritz Lenz, Nolan Lum, NotFound, PaweĊ‚ Nowak, Peter
Polacik, Sasho, Stefan Seifert, Tristan Hume, Vasily Chekalkin,

Our next scheduled release is 17 January 2012.

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