Category Archives: parrot

Thoughts on Perl 6 hype and backlash

The news of "Rakudo Star" (a Perl 6 compiler) has spawned enough hype to prompt a backlash. I haven't entirely decided whether I think this is significant or not, much less good or bad for the Perl community, so this post is my attempt to organize my thoughts on it. Factually, Rakudo is not new […]

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Why is Parrot afraid of Perl?

Or -- provocative title aside -- why does Parrot want to move away from Perl in its build process? Yesterday, Jim Keenan asked me a question about a Windows bug in some Perl code used in Parrot configuration.  My suggestion was to use a function from IPC::Cmd instead, since IPC::Cmd is core in Perl 5.10 […]

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