On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.16, "A
Farewell to Alex." Parrot (http://parrotcode.org/) is a virtual
machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.16 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the download
instructions at http://parrotcode.org/source.html. For those who would
like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend
using Subversion or SVK on the source code repository to get the
latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 0.4.16 News:
- Implementation:
 + Performed code review on every PMC
 + Modified PMC code generation to use Storable, reducing compile times
 + Added a makefile target to generate test coverage data of C sources
- Languages:
 + NQP: added lists, for loops, operators, comparison and
multiplicative operators
 + Announced Kea-CL, Kea Common Lisp, an ANSI Common Lisp implementation
   The repository is available at https://rgrjr.dyndns.org/svn/kea-cl/trunk/
- Documentation
 + PDD17 "PMCs" - draft approved, the design is complete
 + Added more PIR tutorials, see examples/tutorial/00_README.pod
- Miscellaneous:
 + Many bugfixes, enhancements, documentation, and coding standard updates
 + Deprecated PMC constants and other crufty syntax, see DEPRECATED.pod
 + Improved icc compiler compatibility for error line reporting

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our
sponsors for supporting this project.


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