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Re: INP ("imcc's not parrot")

Sean O'Rourke
August 21, 2002 18:26
Re: INP ("imcc's not parrot")
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On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Melvin Smith wrote:
> At 07:00 PM 8/21/2002 -0400, 'John Porter' wrote:
> >No; but statements like "imcc MUST provide access to ALL of parrot's
> >(still very dynamic) feature set" and discussions of imcc syntax
> >naturally lead to questions of imcc's role in the parrot project.
> >E.g. "will the perl6 compiler target imcc?"
> Good question. The problem is, there is no one but us to answer
> that question. Or who are we waiting for?

I can see a need for either an "IMCC quick mode" or a way for the compiler
to bypass IMCC when handling things like evals and one-liners, where
startup time dominates.  However, if we already have a working register
allocator and peephole optimizer, I see little reason to write another.

> >While imcc is cool and worthy, it probably oughtn't be discussed on
> >this list untless/until it is a "blessed" member of the parrot suite.

As opposed to the blessed BASIC and Befunge?  I personally don't see that
there's enough traffic to justify a separate parrot-languages list.  For
the time being, p6i and p6l seem to divide things up enough (maybe too
much, given how many things are cross-posted, and how many people are
subscribed to both).

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