Parrot Grant Update for January and February

Parrot releases continue to come out once a month. Version 0.5.2 was released in January. The highlight of 0.5.2 for many is surely the inclusion of a perl6 make target, meaning that you can now take a Parrot release and make yourself a Perl 6 binary in just three easy steps:

  • tar -xvzf parrot-x.x.x.tar.gz
  • cd parrot-x.x.x
  • perl ./Configure.pl
  • make perl6

The end result is a perl6 binary that you can use to play with Perl 6 code. Obviously, this is not a complete Perl 6 implementation yet, but hopefully this will encourage more casual experimentation from folks who might've been intimidated by a more complex process.

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