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CVS commit: pkgsrc/lang/parrot

Module Name:    pkgsrc
Committed By:   he
Date:           Thu Dec 17 14:47:35 UTC 2009

Modified Files:
        pkgsrc/lang/parrot: Makefile PLIST distinfo
Removed Files:
        pkgsrc/lang/parrot/patches: patch-af patch-ag patch-ai patch-aj

Log Message:
Update parrot from version 1.7.0 to 1.8.0.

Update OK'ed by agc@

Pkgsrc changes:
 o Replace perl and parrot interpreter references where we can
   (one perl module not available at pre-configure time not done)
 o Remove patches which are no longer necessary, since they either
   came from upstream or have been adopted there
 o Update the PLIST to sync with what's being installed

Upstream changes:

- Functionality
  + The FileHandle PMC now exposes the exit code of child process
    that was run as pipe.
  + Experimental support for overriding VTABLE invoke in PIR objects
    was added.
  + The method 'type' was added to the PackfileAnnotations PMC.
  + The internals of the parrot calling conventions, PCC, were
    reworked.  All call paths now use a CallSignature object for
    passing arguments and return values.
  + The new API-function 'Parrot_ext_call' was added for calling
    into C-land.
  + The fixed-size allocator was improved.
  + The files installed by 'make install-dev' are now covered by
    'make install' as well.
  + The experimental ops 'fetch' and 'vivify' were added.
  + The -I option to the command 'parrot' now prepends items to
    the search path.
  + The Context struct was substituted with auto attributes
    (context_auto_attrs branch).
  + Use the osname determined in auto::arch in subsequent configuration
    steps (convert_OSNAME branch).
  + Eliminated dependence on Perl 5 '%Config' in auto::format
    (auto_format_no_Config branch).
  + MultiSub PMCs now stringify to the name of their first candidate,
    instead of the number of candidates.
  + The platform detection at the start of the configuration process
    was improved.
  + The 'lineof' method on CodeString objects now precomputes line
    number information to be more efficient on variable-width
    encoded strings.
  + P6object now supports .WHO and .WHERE methods on protoobjects.
- Compilers
  + A shiny new self-hosting implementation of NQP has been added
    in ext/nqp-rx.
    - New NQP available as nqp-rx.pbc or parrot-nqp fakecutable.
    - NQP includes direct support for grammars and regexes, including
    - NQP has a new PAST-based regex engine (intended to replace PGE).
    - Regexes may contain code assertions, parameters, lexical
      declarations, and more.
    - Double-quoted strings now interpolate scalar variables and closures.
    - Subroutine declarations are now lexical by default.
  + PCT
    - PAST::Block now supports an 'nsentry' attribute.
    - PAST::Var allows 'contextual' scope.
    - Attribute bindings now return the bound value.
- Platforms
  + Fixes for the port of Parrot to RTEMS were applied. Yay, first
    port to a real time OS!
  + On NetBSD, shared libs are now used.
- Performance
  + Use the the fixed-sized allocator in the Context and the
    CallSignature PMC.
  + Many small speed improvements.
- New deprecations
  + MT19937, the Mersenne twisted pseudorandom number generator,
    is now hosted on github and will be removed from the Parrot
    core. (eligible in 2.1)
  + The 'Parrot_call_*' functions for invoking a sub/method object from C are
    deprecated. They are replaced by 'Parrot_ext_call'. (eligible in 2.1)
  + All bitwise VTABLE functions are deprecated. (eligible in 2.1)
  + All bitwise ops will become dynops. (eligible in 2.1)
- Realized deprecations
  + The slice VTABLE entry was removed.
  + The last traces of the 'malloc' garbage collector were removed.
  + Parrot_pcc_constants() was renamed to Parrot_pcc_get_constants().
  + The deprecated functions from the Embedding/Extension interface
    were removed.
  + The library YAML/Parser/Syck.pir was removed.
  + The VTABLE function instantiate_str() was removed.
  + Building of parrot_nqp was removed.
- Tests
  + The test coverage of the time-related ops was much improved.
  + New testing functions in Test::More: lives_ok() and dies_ok().
  + The Perl 5 based test scripts t/op/bitwist.t, t/op/comp.t,
    t/op/inf_nan.t, t/op/literal.t, t/op/number.t, t/op/sprintf2.t,
    and t/op/00ff-dos.t were converted to PIR.
  + The test scripts t/op/annotate.t and t/op/time.t have begun
    to be translated from Perl 5 to PIR.
  + In some tests the dependency on %Config from Perl 5 was eliminated.
- Documentation
  + The meaning of 'p' means in NCI function call signatures was clarified.
- Tools
  + The stub for a new language, as created by,
    now relies on the PIR-based tools, which are replacing the Perl
    5-based tools.
  + The library Configure.pir was added.
  + The library distutils.pir was added.
- Miscellaneous
  + The mailing list parrot-users and a corresponding google group was created,
  + Many bugfixes, code cleanups, and coding standard fixes.

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -u -r1.24 -r1.25 pkgsrc/lang/parrot/Makefile
cvs rdiff -u -r1.10 -r1.11 pkgsrc/lang/parrot/PLIST
cvs rdiff -u -r1.19 -r1.20 pkgsrc/lang/parrot/distinfo
cvs rdiff -u -r1.3 -r0 pkgsrc/lang/parrot/patches/patch-af \
cvs rdiff -u -r1.2 -r0 pkgsrc/lang/parrot/patches/patch-ai
cvs rdiff -u -r1.1 -r0 pkgsrc/lang/parrot/patches/patch-aj

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