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Parrot 0.4.15 "Augean Stable" released!

Patrick R. Michaud
August 22, 2007 13:19
Parrot 0.4.15 "Augean Stable" released!
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On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.15
"Augean Stable." Parrot ( is a virtual 
machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.15 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the
download instructions at
For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop
Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on the
source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 0.4.15 News:
- Implementation:
 + Lots of code review, many bugs fixed
 + Many more code cleanups and compiler warning levels
 + Started a new jit engine for 64-bit processors
 + Refactored configure process, with tests and new diagnostic options
 + Added new CodeString PMC for dynamic generation of PIR code
 + More pdd15 support for object metamodel.
- Languages:
 + Added NQP ("Not Quite Perl"), a very lightweight Perl 6-like language
 + Significant improvements and refactors to PCT (Parrot Compiler Toolkit)
 + perl6 passes more spec tests
 + Lua works now with a PGE/TGE/PAST-pm based compiler, lives in one pbc,
   and the interpreter has same behavior as original.
- Documentation
 + Added a committers' HOWTO
 + More PIR tutorial examples
 + Added PAUSE guide

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our
sponsors for supporting this project.

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