More words about Parrot.
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Oct 5, 2010
One of my big projects over the last year has been a Parrot Babysteps tutorial. One of the more interesting tasks in that tutorial was reading a CSV file in Parrot. I used the HYG Star Catalog as a sample CSV file that was large enough to present some interesting data. This was fun in Parrot, but obviously I thought quite a bit about how I would tackle the problem in a higher level language such as Ruby. Today seems like a good day to find out.
Sep 9, 2010 (Updated Sep 9, 2010)I want to learn Rakudo. You might want to learn Rakudo. Let’s spend a little time looking at how to get started. While I follow the same very simple pattern of other Babysteps on this site, I don’t expect Rakudo to be your first language. I won’t spend as much time explaining what’s going on, at least not on my first pass through these steps.
Sep 9, 2010Installation You will obviously need to install Rakudo if you want to use it. There are a couple of options, but I will focus on Rakudo Star. Rakudo Star is a distribution which includes some important libraries and an excellent book. Rakudo is released every month, so some of my details about version numbers may be a little off. I will do my best to stay caught up. Fortunately, my Babysteps are so basic that new releases have little effect on their value.
Sep 8, 2010
The Perl world has evolved over the years. Once upon a time, it was a simple glue language that made life easier for system administrators. It’s grown up a lot since then, and now powers much of the Internet. The language has added new features, and the CPAN has made a dizzying number of libraries available.
Mar 4, 2010