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YAPC::EU 2010 - The Renaissance of Perl

 

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Not Quite Perl (NQP) - A lightweight Perl 6

By Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎) from DFW.pm
Date: Thursday, 5 August 2010 14:30
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Intermediate
Language: English
Tags: 6 nqp parrot perl rakudo


NQP (Not Quite Perl) is a lightweight implementation of Perl 6 for virtual machines such as Parrot and the underlying system used to implement Rakudo Perl 6. NQP provides a regular expression and grammar engine for writing parsers, as well as a basic toolkit and framework for implementing complete high-level language translators and libraries.

Although originally targetted for the Parrot Virtual Machine, much of NQP is "self-hosted" so that it can be more easily ported to support other virtual machine or programming environments.

Come to this talk to learn about the history and details of NQP, how it's being used to implement Rakudo Perl 6 and other high level languages, and plans for future NQP platforms and development.

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