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Re: Bug#643469: ITP: nqp -- Not Quite Perl compiler

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 05:24:16PM +0100, Allison Randal wrote:
> On 09/27/2011 04:38 PM, Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 04:04:00PM +0200, Dominique Dumont wrote:
> >> On Tuesday 27 September 2011 14:39:22 Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
> >>> * Package name    : nqp
> >>
> >> This "nqp" name is a bit terse. 
> > 
> > That's how it's called. We have many three-letters-acronym packages and I 
> > may be wrong, but "nqp" doesn't sound like a frequently used trio of 
> > letters. 
> > 
> > Anyway, perl-nqp seems quite misleading (perl not quite perl??), 
> > not-quite-perl, may be ok, but still, I'd rather use the upstream name if 
> > possible.
> It seems like 'libparrot-nqp' or 'parrot-nqp' might be the best fit. NQP
> is a parsing/matching library, written for Parrot, intended to be used
> as part of the compiler tool chain for languages implemented on top of
> Parrot. Otherwise, 'libperl-nqp'.

Quoting from the nqp README:

> is focused on being a high-level way to create compilers and libraries 
> for virtual machines (such as the Parrot Virtual Machine)

It doesn't really sound as intended *only* for Parrot (ok, as of now it
does support only parrot, but in the future this may change).

Also, aren't parrot-nqp and nqp different things? (parrot-nqp is currently
used to build nqp).


perl -E'$_=q;$/= @{[@_]};and s;\S+;<inidehG ordnasselA>;eg;say~~reverse'

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