For a while I was curious about Parrot, a virtual machine developed to run Perl 6 and other dynamic languages. I explored Parrot mainly to get a better idea of how virtual machines work, but mostly ended up exploring the syntax and semantics of working with a simplified instruction set.
series → parrot-babysteps
Oct 2, 2009 (Updated Apr 12, 2011)
This is part 6 of Parrot Babysteps, my ongoing Parrot PIR tutorial.
This one’s a bit more bloggy than the earlier steps, but that’s just the mood I was in when writing it. You can ignore the commentary and focus on the code if that’s your preference.