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Parrot, a continuation-based VM

Allison Randal



Talk Abstract
Parrot is an open source virtual machine that targets dynamic languages such as Ruby, Python, PHP, and Perl. It incorporates an object-oriented assembly language, is register-based rather than stack-based, and employs continuations as the core means of flow control. It hosts a suite of compiler tools tailored to dynamic languages and a next generation regular expression engine. This talk is an overview of the architecture of Parrot, with an emphasis on the features that make it unique in the field.

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