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Mike Litherland
July 12, 2002 08:14
Glossary Requests
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Hi all,

I've been lurking for a bit until I'm up to speed enough to help out.  I'm glad to see a glossary is forming of some of the terms newbies need, but there are some things I think are missing.

First is that COW was discussed a few days (weeks?) ago, but doesn't appear to have made it to the glossary.  

Next is that garbage collection should probably be listed under it's acronym GC.  Probably with a description of what it is and how it works under Parrot.

Lastly, in the several months I've been lurking I've never seen a description of what the heck PMC stands for.  I'm guessing maybe something like Parrot meta-class?  Anyway, the correct name and definition would be appreciated here as well.

If someone helps provide reliable definitions for these I'll format and provide a patch for the glossary pod.

(a.k.a. {NULE} on

PS Other website updates:
Aren't we on version 0.0.6 now?  It says 0.0.4 on the front page.  Also is the rsync command on the front page correct?  Shouldn't we be using anonymous CVS instead?

>>> Dan Sugalski <> 07/11/02 04:43PM >>>
>And most of my experience with taxicabs is in Boston and Manhattan. 
>I'm not sure I want an algorithm that drives on the sidewalks, runs 
>red lights, and chases pedestrians....

Ah, shades of "top ten things you'd overhear a Klingon programmer saying".   "Klingons do not make software 'releases'. Our software 'escapes' leaving a bloody trail of designers and quality assurance people in its wake."

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