Parrot Advances

March 16th, 2003 4:20 AM

Dan knows “how the Lisp folks feel.” It seems his challenge to handily beat Python at running native Python bytecode was dismissed without much thought.

Boys and girls, let’s get this straight. I’m only going to say this once.

Parrot is an order of magnitude faster than perl 5 doing equivalent things. Without enabling any extraordinary measures.

You know how Python’s performance rates against Perl 5.

Do the math.

I’m certainly excited at the prospect of parrot remaining able to achieve these speeds, and wish that this sort of challenge spurred intelligent conversation and innovation instead of building the wall between the languages ever higher.

So… did anyone ever implement native OpenGL ops? :)

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