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Re: Parrot, cfengine, and embedded languages


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Parrot, cfengine, and embedded languages
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:46:37 +0100 (MET)

Interesting. I have never heard of parrot.
M

On 11 Jan, David Douthitt wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 19:55, Tim Nelson wrote:
>>      Incidentally, before I forget, is there any possibility that 
>> cfengine will ever be rewritten to run on Parrot?  For those who haven't 
>> been following Parrot, it's the common platform (think JVM or .Net) which 
>> is going to be the backend for Perl6, Perl5, and probably also the other 
>> scripting languages (Python, Ruby, and a bunch of others; Haskell and 
>> Prolog have been talked about).
> 
> I haven't seen any discussion about this with Ruby.  The others are new,
> too - I thought this was a Perl6 thing.
> 
>> If we went this way, and did things 
>> right, we'd be able to embed any of these languages in cfengine, or embed 
>> cfengine into any of these languages, and we'd also have their *huge* 
>> libraries of pre-written functions on which to call.  We'd also have 
>> cross-platformness built in :).
> 
> We can have that now.  Lua is my favorite - Tom's Root Boot (a
> floppy-based rescue linux) is based on it, and APT-RPM just started
> using it recently.
> 
> Guile (based on Scheme) also comes to mind.
> 



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