Chapter 5. Parrot Internals

   

"What is the tortoise standing on?"

"You're very clever, young man, very clever," said the old lady. "But it's turtles all the way down!"

”Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

This chapter details the architecture and internal workings of Parrot, the interpreter behind Perl 6. Parrot is a register-based, bytecode-driven, object-oriented, multithreaded, dynamically typed, self-modifying, asynchronous interpreter. While that's an awful lot of buzzwords , the design fits together remarkably well.

   


Perl 6 Essentials
Perl 6 Essentials
ISBN: 0596004990
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 79

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