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CPAN : the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network

Perl5 Module Author since 2001 :

and few patches in the Perl5 core, here and here.

SMC : the State Machine Compiler

author/maintainer of the following target languages :

Parrot : the Perl6 Virtual Machine

parrot-porter since 2005 :

  • responsible for the MinGW port (gcc on Windows)
  • author/maintainer of the Lua language
  • author/maintainer of the WMLScript bytecode translator
  • author/maintainer of the Markdown language

parrotwin32 : the repository of the binairies for Windows


Lua : a scripting language

ports of some great Perl5 modules

and some original modules

Arduino : the Open-Source embedded platform

BuildRoot : making Embedded Linux easy

see my contributions, here.

Miscellaneous :

Versions in timeline : linux, git, gcc, perl, lua


  • EP0974937 - Printing and recording module for a transport ticket
  • EP0978804 - Output module for a ticket producing and delivering apparatus, in particular for transport tickets

Contact : francois.perrad@gadz.org