[nycbug-talk] FW: Perl 6 and Parrot talk TODAY Wednesday June 9th

G. Rosamond george
Wed Jun 9 15:22:12 EDT 2004


>-----Original Message-----
>From: George Georgalis [mailto:george at galis.org] 
>Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 3:20 PM
>To: G. Rosamond
>Subject: Perl 6 and Parrot talk TODAY Wednesday June 9th
>If you haven't already, please RSVP by 4pm today if you plan to attend.
>Original announcement:
>We are pleased to announce that NYSA will be presenting a talk on Perl
>6 and Parrot on June 9th. We intend to have this be the start of a new
>discussion series at NYSA and look forward to seeing you there. PLEASE
>remember to RSVP, details below.
>MEETING DETAILS from http://www.nysa.org/meetings.html
>Wednesday, June 9th, 2004 
>6:30 pm to 6:45 pm - Announcements 
>6:45 pm to 7:45 pm - Main Presentation 
>7:45 pm to 9:00 pm - Open Floor 
>Josh Rabinowitz is a 13-year veteran of the software industry who
>cut his teeth at NASA Ames Research Center and at CNET.com and other
>web companies. He currently is an independent internet consultant
>and software developer in New York City, and the publisher of
>SkateboardDirectory.com, which aims to be your guide to 
>skateboard sites
>on the Internet.
>Perl 6 and Parrot 
>Perl 6 is more than an incremental upgrade to the Perl 5. It's "the
>community's rewrite of perl", and seeks to add deep features and
>language changes while retaining backward compatibility with the huge
>code base of current perl software. While Perl 6 as a language is still
>in the design phase, many decisions are being made, and development is
>underway on Parrot, an underlying "virtual machine designed to execute
>bytecode for interpreted languages efficiently" that is intended to act
>as a platform for Perl 6, as well versions of Scheme, BASIC, Befunge,
>and other languages.
>In this talk Josh will cover why the world needs Perl 6, the
>over-arching Perl 6 design philosophies, some Perl 6 language features
>that are in discussion and how they differ from Perl 5, and 
>new features
>that have no Perl 5 analog. Josh will also discuss Parrot's design,
>which is driven by three principles: speed, abstraction, and stability,
>and provide an overview of the current status of Perl 6 and Parrot.
>Sun Microsystems Inc 
>Forth floor, Room 4140, "Grammercy Park" 
>101 Park Ave 
>New York, NY 10178-0001 
>Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to rsvp at nysa.org with a subject line
>of "AUTO RSVP NYSA firstname lastname". The RSVP list will be given to
>building security. If you do not RSVP, you will not be able to attend
>this event. Please RSVP now if you plan to attend.
>Sun Microsystems, is one block south of Grand Central, on the corner of
>Park Ave and 41st St.

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