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

On 09/27/2011 06:39 PM, Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 05:24:16PM +0100, Allison Randal wrote:
> 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).

The project leads have the intention to port it to other VMs. But,
if/when they do, the packaging will need to distinguish between the
libraries for Parrot and the libraries for other languages. Maybe the
solution is a source package named nqp, with different binary packages
libparrot-nqp, libmono-nqp, etc...

It's worth talking to Patrick about his plans.

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

NQP has been through several major refactors. This is just the latest
one. It's a bootstrapping compiler, so using a version of itself to
build itself is normal.


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