Ticket #839: book-ch01_introduction.patch

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    1414Fools' Day joke in 2001, Simon Cozens published "Programming Parrot", a 
    1515fictional interview between Guido van Rossum and Larry Wall detailing their 
    1616plans to merge Python and Perl into a new language called Parrot 
    17 (U<http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2001/04/01/parrot.htm>). 
     17(L<http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2001/04/01/parrot.htm>). 
    1818 
    1919=head2 Parrot Resources 
    2020 
    2121The starting point for all things related to Parrot is the main website 
    22 U<http://www.parrot.org/>. The site lists additional resources, well as recent 
     22L<http://www.parrot.org/>. The site lists additional resources, well as recent 
    2323news and information about the project and the Parrot Foundation, which holds 
    2424the copyright over Parrot and helps guide development and the community. 
    2525 
     
    2727 
    2828Parrot includes extensive documentation in the distribution. The full 
    2929documentation for the latest release is available online at 
    30 U<http://docs.parrot.org/>. 
     30L<http://docs.parrot.org/>. 
    3131 
    3232=head3 Mailing Lists 
    3333 
     
    3838you're interested in getting involved in development, you may also want to 
    3939follow the I<parrot-commits> and I<parrot-tickets> lists.  Information on all 
    4040the Parrot mailing lists and subscription forms for each is available at 
    41 U<http://lists.parrot.org/mailman/listinfo>. 
     41L<http://lists.parrot.org/mailman/listinfo>. 
    4242 
    4343The archives for I<parrot-dev> are also available on Google Groups at 
    44 U<http://groups.google.com/group/parrot-dev> and via NNTP at 
    45 U<nntp://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.compilers.parrot.devel>. 
     44L<http://groups.google.com/group/parrot-dev> and via NNTP at 
     45L<nntp://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.compilers.parrot.devel>. 
    4646 
    4747=head3 IRC 
    4848 
     
    5050X<IRC channel (#parrot)> 
    5151 
    5252Parrot developers and users congregate on IRC at C<#parrot> on the 
    53 U<irc://irc.parrot.org> server. It's a good place to get real-time answers to 
     53L<irc://irc.parrot.org> server. It's a good place to get real-time answers to 
    5454questions or see how things are progressing. 
    5555 
    5656=head3 Issue Tracking & Wiki 
     
    5858X<trac.parrot.org website> 
    5959X<issue tracking (trac.parrot.org)> 
    6060 
    61 Parrot developers track issues with a Trac site at U<https://trac.parrot.org/>. 
     61Parrot developers track issues with a Trac site at L<https://trac.parrot.org/>. 
    6262Users can submit new tickets and track the status of existing tickets.  The 
    6363site also includes a wiki used in project development, a source code browser, 
    6464and the project roadmap. 
     
    6969 
    7070Parrot's first release occurred in September 2001.  It reached 1.0 in March 
    71712009. The Parrot project makes releases on the third Tuesday of each month. Two 
    72 releases a year E<mdash> occuring every January and July E<mdash> are 
     72releases a year -- occuring every January and July -- are 
    7373"supported" releases intended for production use.  The other ten releases are 
    7474development releases for language implementers and testers. 
    7575 
     
    147147X<HLL developer role> 
    148148 
    149149Developers who work on any of the high-level languages that target 
    150 ParrotE<mdash>such as Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, or TclE<mdash>are 
     150Parrot--such as Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, or Tcl--are 
    151151high-level language developers. The Parrot repository includes a few example 
    152152languages. A full list of languages is available at 
    153 U<https://trac.parrot.org/parrot/wiki/Languages>. 
     153L<https://trac.parrot.org/parrot/wiki/Languages>. 
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