The great Parrot challenge
One of the interesting things to come from OSCON was the talk of the Parrot VM and the Python challenge
. The grand daddy of Python, Gudio Van Rossum laid down the challenge
and Dan has accepted (and I knew he would :) Interesting that Mono's
Miguel De Icaza shared the view that Parrot was based on Religon and this promoted a response from PHP's
Sterling Huges and his challenge
to the .NET community (I'll write a compiler for PHP in Parrot and we will compare it to a CLR one, if the CLR is so dam hot lets see it not suck compared to Parrot
). Interesting stuff but its no secret that the CLR does not handle dynamic languages well, I know of research in MSR to address this issue but surely its something that the Mono, Rotor and Dot GNU folks can work togther on.