[BALUG-Announce] TOMORROW!: BALUG: 2009-04-21 Allison Randal on Parrot (interpreter engine behind Perl 6 & other languages), etc.

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 20 12:50:07 PDT 2009

Reminder: TOMORROW:
Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG)
Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2009-04-21
Allison Randal[1] on Parrot[2], etc.

Parrot is a virtual machine like no other. Targeting dynamic languages
such as Perl[3], Ruby[4], Python[5] and PHP[6], it incorporates an
object-oriented assembly language, is register-based rather than
stack-based, and employs continuations as the core means of flow
control. It hosts a powerful suite of compiler tools tailored to
dynamic languages and a next generation regular expression engine. This
talk briefly explains the overall architecture of Parrot and teaches
the skills needed to get started hacking in Parrot.

Allison Randal is chief architect and lead developer of the open source
project Parrot, chairman of the Parrot Foundation[7], on the board of
directors of The Perl Foundation[8], founder of the FLOSS
Foundations[9] group for open source leaders, and founder and president
of Onyx Neon Press[10]. She also works for O'Reilly Media[11], planning
the program for their Open Source Convention (OSCON[12]).

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP:


**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help the
Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and they ensure that we're able to
eat upstairs in the private banquet room.

Meeting Details...

        Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 2009-04-21

        Four Seas Restaurant
        731 Grant Ave.
        San Francisco, CA 94108
        Easy $5 PARKING:  Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny

Cost: The meetings are always free, but dinner is $13

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_Randal
2. http://www.parrot.org/
3. http://www.perl.org/
4. http://www.ruby-lang.org/
5. http://www.python.org/
6. http://php.net/
7. http://www.parrot.org/foundation
8. http://www.perlfoundation.org/
9. http://flossfoundations.org/
10. http://www.onyxneon.com/
11. http://oreilly.com/
12. http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon



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