Parrot; CLR for the poor man

06 November 2003   0 comments   Python

http://www.onlamp.com/pub/wlg/3941

Mind That Age!

This blog post is 15 years old! Most likely, its content is outdated. Especially if it's technical.

I really like the CLR idea that is used in Microsoft .NET

A CLR lets you run programs as a mix of programs written in several different languages. Zope is another such framework. You can use either Python, Perl or PHP for scripting; but that's a much higher level and with a different goal.

The story of Parrot is funny. It started as a April's fool joke, but was later taken seriously and is now a serious open source project.

"Parrot is now the name of a proposed virtual machine that should be able to run Perl as well as Python code." Read more here

This article describes it better.

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