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Amber for Parrot

Amber for Parrot is an object-oriented scripting language for the Parrot virtual machine. It combines the traditional advantages of scripting languages with support for software correctness and large-scale software engineering. Amber for Parrot has syntax and semantics somewhere between those of Eiffel and Ruby.

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  •  28 Feb 2006 15:44

    Release Notes: The number of arguments is now checked at each call, and an exception is raised if a mismatch occurs.

    •  21 Dec 2005 01:05

      Release Notes: This release implements the "old" keyword, tweaks the precedence of unary plus and minus, and implements square-bracket indexing for Hash and Array, plus outer lexicals for AGENTs. It enhances the "inspect" instruction and adds the Ackermann benchmark.

      •  15 Nov 2005 22:10

        Release Notes: Kernel classes are now implemented as Parrot PMC classes. Classes have been added for serialization, introspection, and pathname manipulation. There's a new test harness and about 40 new tests. Command line options can now be overridden with directives in the script, and a simplified "inspect" instruction is now implemented.

        •  20 Oct 2005 15:28

          Release Notes: This release adds "slurpy" routines that can take variable numbers of arguments. "include" and "load" keywords were added, which enable functionality to be loaded from external files. There's a new kernel class to define character classes. Many minor enhancements and bugfixes were done.

          •  25 Sep 2005 09:18

            Release Notes: New library classes include command-line argument handling and regular expression matching (using Perl 6 rules). There are new examples for regular expressions, Conway's Game of Life, and a basic GUI example. Strings and characters now support escape codes. Local variables can now be initialized at the point of declaration. The documentation has been improved.

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