April 17, 2004
Parrot as a production platform!

I'm not sure another person than one of the core Parrot hackers could pull this off, but Dan Sugalski has a piece on ONLamp on a real macho hacking expedition he took part in, in which a dated 4GL language was reimplemented in perl targeting parrot.
I can just imagine the meeting where the enthusiatic and confident Sugalski talked his boss into this. I am a firm believer in just trusting the hackers, especially in a situation like this where they chose to change as little as possible instead of reinventing everything. But Sugalski was really taking a bet on the parrot.

Posted by Claus at April 17, 2004 02:39 PM | TrackBack (1)
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Parrot looks sweeter by the day... :)

I wonder how many more old systems written in things like Clipper could get a nice overhaul with such approach.

Dan is not Just Another Perl Hacker: he's a very practical man too... :)

Posted by: Ricardo Malafaia on April 20, 2004 10:05 PM
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