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Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials

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ISBN-10: 059600737X

ISBN-13: 9780596007379

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Allison Randal, Dan Sugalski, Leopold T�tsch

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Distilling many years of Perl experience--including an insiders look at Perl development (the authors are members of the Perl 6 core development team)--"Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials, 2nd Edition is an unparalleled preview of major changes in the widely-anticipated Perl 6. This sneak peek of what's coming in Perl includes succinct but thorough coverage of groundbreaking new developments in Parrot--the language-independent interpreter engine that will execute code written in the new Perl 6 language. Designed to be language independent, Parrot can be used to interpret other dynamic languages such as Python, Tcl, Ruby, and even Java. "Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials also uncovers the most…    
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List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Allison Randal is the assistant project manager of the Perl 6 core development team. She has been working closely with Damian Conway and Larry Wall on Perl 6 and has co written the "synopses" of Perl 6. She is dedicated to the success of the project and is one of the very first to learn about anything new that's proposed for Perl 6.

Dan Sugalski is the chief architect for Parrot, the interpreter engine for Perl 6. He's been a Perl 5 core developer for years, writing more than a dozen modules in the process. He's been a contributor to The Perl Journal and The Perl Review, as well as the O'Reilly Network.

The author, born in 1958, is a registered Democrat. He points out how deficiencies in the tax code increase income inequities. His straightforward approach of moving toward taxing different types of income the same is sure to be of interest to the general public and to many economists as well.

Preface
Project Overview
The Birth of Perl 6
In the Beginning...
The Continuing Mission
Project Development
Language Development
Parrot Development
Design Philosophy
Linguistic and Cognitive Considerations
Architectural Considerations
Basic Syntax
Variables
Operators
Control Structures
Subroutines
Using Subroutines
Parameters
Arguments
Subroutine Stubs
Subroutine Scope
Anonymous Subroutines
Multi Subroutines
Curried Subroutines
Wrapped Subroutines
Lvalue Subroutines
Macros
Objects
Using Objects
Classes
Roles
Delegation
Private and Public
Subroutines
Submethods
Multiple Dispatch
Grammars and Rules
Using Rules
Building Blocks
Modifiers
Built-in Rules
Backtracking Control
Hypothetical Variables
Parrot Internals
Core Design Principles
Parrot's Architecture
The Interpreter
I/O, Events, and Threads
Objects
Advanced Features
Conclusion
Parrot Assembly Language
Getting Started
Basics
Working with PMCs
Flow Control
Stacks and Register Frames
Lexicals and Globals
Subroutines
Exceptions and Exception Handlers
Events
Threads
Loading Bytecode
Classes and Objects
Writing Tests
Parrot Intermediate Representation
Statements
Variables and Constants
Symbol Operators
Labels
Flow Control
Subroutines
Methods
Parrot Reference
PASM Opcodes
PIR Directives
PIR Instructions
Parrot Command-Line Options
Index