Parrot 6.9.0 / 6.11.0 Dev

A free virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute bytecode for dynamic languages
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Parrot currently hosts a variety of language implementations in various stages of completion, including Tcl, Javascript, Python, Perl 6, Ruby, Lua, Scheme, PHP, APL, and a .NET bytecode translator.

NOTE: If you do not want to build Parrot from sources you can use Macports to easily install it using the following command in a Terminal window:

sudo port install parrot

last updated on:
December 16th, 2014, 12:06 GMT
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Parrot Foundation
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What's New in version 6.11.0 Dev
  • Core:
  • Rewrote ResizablePMCArray with moving offset, esp on shift. Even better than nqp/qrpa. 20% faster overall. #1152
  • Fixed wrong maybe_mark_and_sweep call in --gc ms #1142
  • Added GC maybe_gc_mark vtable function #1142
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