August 05, 2004

The much-delayed presentation notes

Back in June I gave a presentation to the Boston ACM. The talk went much longer than I'd planned, and I only managed to get through one of the two sets of slides I had. I promised everyone I'd get an annotated version of the mystery presentation up as soon as I could. Of course, this was in the middle of my machine's "thrashing about and dying" phase, so it's taken a little longer than I'd originally planned.

Finally got it done, though, so if you're interested feel free to snag the annotated PDF of my Parrot Implementations talk. It doesn't cover everything, by any means, but it does talk about some of the interesting things we're doing as part of Parrot's development. (Well, I think they're interesting, at least)

Posted by Dan at August 5, 2004 12:38 PM | TrackBack (0)

After reading that I came to the conclusion that Parrot is seriously overdesigned, Parrot's goal is far-fetched and you guys are nuts to get it far enough to say that you have near-alpha functionality. (I hope you can say that :)

Your effort is appreciated.

Posted by: Baczek at August 6, 2004 01:33 PM

Thanks for putting this up.
Ignore that dork above, i'm looking forward to a 1.0 release next year. ;)

Posted by: that guy at August 6, 2004 07:41 PM

Wow! That's a very interesting presentation to read. It also makes things clearer for those like me that didn't follow the evolution of Parrot very closely but listened to your presentations at YAPC::Europe 2003, "Parrot in a nutshell" and "The state of Parrot", and "Of Ops and MOps" by Leopold Tötsch. Leo's talk was interesting event though we didn't always understood the technical details.

The presentation of the different runcores is very clear and it's interesting to learn how other interpreted languages actually work.

Thanks for this presentation Dan.

Posted by: Maddingue at August 8, 2004 05:06 PM

Thanks for the excellent presentation. Nice work!

Posted by: tim at August 9, 2004 07:16 PM