Category Archives: compiler

GSoC 2010

Earlier this month, I applied to the Mono Project (and the University of Washington, and Ubuntu, and Debian, and The Perl Foundation) requesting a mentor to get Perl6 hosted on the DLR. Last Tuesday, Miguel contacted me and asked that … Continue reading

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More DLR work

Ivan put up a hudson server on our winders box. Ankit helped me figure out the IronRuby xbuild build problems. I should probably try it on IronPython, too. I sent the ironruby-core list a patch to fix some case sensitivity … Continue reading

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Randal Schwartz interviews Michael Foord about IronPython

The FLOSS Weekly folks (including my homie, Randal) just published this week’s interview. It is with Michael Foord, who I just met a couple weeks ago. He published a book about IronPython. He mentions Mono, the DLR and IronRuby, too … Continue reading

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mono-2.4.2.3 debs will include array comparison patch

Thanks to Marek being a superhero, we have isolated the changes necessary to fix the compiler from the 2.4.2.3 tag so that we can build IronRuby with xbuild. I’ve delivered the patch to meebey, and he has included it in … Continue reading

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CI build server produces Iron Python bins, too!

Ivan has updated the build script to produce IronPython binaries as well as IronRuby. Get your fresh DLR-powered, mono-friendly, dynamic language implementations here: http://dlrci.colliertech.org/ There are now links to source and binary tarballs as well as source zips on each … Continue reading

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Quest for the re-usable software grail

Why should any more effort be put into building a system of re-usable software if The CPAN already exists and provides all of the tools necessary to create re-usable software? Continue reading

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Writing Free Software – Part 2: Makefiles

Okay, so now we know how to write hello world in C#, compile it and run it. Next, let’s try to automate the build portion a bit. It’s not going to be very much of an improvement to start out … Continue reading

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Writing Free Software – Part 1

There are a lot of folks who want to learn how to write software, I hear. So I’ll see if I can write something up about it. I’m going to assume that the reader has at their disposal an i386-class … Continue reading

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IKVM basics

So, I’m not much of a java guy, but I need to know how to get at the CLI, given a java interface. Let’s assume for brevity that one has an ubuntu machine available: $ sudo apt-get install ikvm ikvm-native … Continue reading

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Perl 6 on the CLI via DLR; A summary

My goal in attending this year’s Lang.NET Symposium was to determine whether the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) is a viable platform on which the Perl 6 language can be implemented.  During the talks, I took notes in my blog (Monday, … Continue reading

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