claird / lairds.com (Cameron Laird) writes:
> >this morning it struck me that it would be nice to have Parrot not only
> >run Perl 6 and similar byte code, but that any of the common interpreted
> >languages be compiled to this same byte code.
> >
> >Then no matter whether running a Perl 6, Python, Ruby, Tcl maybe even
> >bash script the same interpreter library would be used.  Then likely it
> >would already be in memory speeding up start time.
> 			.
> This thought inspired enthusiasm in others long ago--from
> before it was named "Parrot", at least.

Particularly myself; in fact, it was named Parrot precisely to represent its
language-agnosticism. 

The thought is also behind why I wrote the Python::Bytecode module, why I
learnt Ruby, and why I've been asking interesting questions about access to
the Ruby AST. 

I don't think the reality is as far away as you imply.

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