Will Coleda | 17 Aug 03:26 2011

Parrot 3.7.0 "Wanda" released

OTTO. Apes don't read philosophy.

WANDA. Yes they do, Otto. They just don't understand it. Now let me correct you
  on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of
  Buddhism is not 'Every Man For Himself'.

OTTO. You read...

WANDA. And... the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all
  mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.

  Now. You have just assaulted the one man who can keep you out of jail and
  make you rich. So, what are you going to do about it, huh? What would an
  intellectual do? What would Plato do?

-- A Fish Called Wanda, by John Cleese.

With that, I'd like to apologize for Parrot 3.7.0, also known
as "Wanda". Parrot (http://parrot.org/) is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 3.7.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site
(ftp://ftp.parrot.org/pub/parrot/releases/devel/3.7.0/), or by following the
download instructions at http://parrot.org/download. For those who would like
to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend getting
the latest and best Parrot code from github (https://github.com/parrot/parrot).

Parrot 3.7.0 News:
- Core
  + Added mem_sys_strndup function.
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Stefan O'Rear | 30 Aug 05:53 2011

Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v9

    Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v9

This is the ninth release of Niecza Perl 6, as usual scheduled on
the last Monday of the month.

You can obtain a build of Niecza from [1].  This build contains a
working compiler as a set of .exe and .dll files suitable for use with
Mono.  If you wish to follow latest developments,
you can obtain the source from [2]; however, you will still need a
binary for bootstrapping, so you gain nothing from a "source is
better" perspective.

Niecza is a Perl 6 compiler project studying questions about the
efficient implementability of Perl 6 features.  It currently targets
the Mono implementaton of the Common Language Runtime.

    List of changes

[Breaking changes]

Niecza v9 no longer supports .NET.  Niecza v9 has Mono-specific code
for performing file access tests.  Implementation of runtime probing
has been deferred until demand arises.

[Major features]

Niecza now supports the $::("foo") indirect name access syntax,
including indirect access to pseudopackages such as CALLER.

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