Christopher Browne <cbbrowne / acm.org> writes:

> In an attempt to throw the authorities off his trail, Daniel Pfeiffer <occitan / esperanto.org> transmitted:
>> 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.
>
> I'd think it quite plausible that if someone took the project on,
> there could readily be a pretty functional Python compiler for
> Parrot /before/ a Perl 6 one would be likely to emerge...

One would hope so, given that the Perl 6 spec is quite some way
away. Someone's already working on a 'mini' scheme for instance.

-- 
Piers

   "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a language in
    possession of a rich syntax must be in need of a rewrite."
         -- Jane Austen?