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This is a book about creating compilers using NQP. It is intended to be something of a tutorial -- walking the reader through the stages of building a simple compiler and incrementally adding features to get a full-fledged language. Currently the primary author is Patrick Michaud, but anyone who is willing to work on the book is welcome to join the effort. We tend to hang out on #parrot on irc.parrot.org and #perl6 on irc.freenode.net . To build the book, you need to have the following software installed: * make * perl 5 * the Perl 5 module Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX * inkscape (for svg -> pdf conversion) * pdflatex Just type 'make' on your command line, and the book should be built in build/nqpbook.pdf . (Hint for Kubuntu 9.10: In order to get the above modules, I did cpan Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX apt-get install inkscape texlive-latex-base ) All material in this repository is licensed under a CC-by-nc-sa license: <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/> (attribution, noncommercial, share-alike), unless explicitly stated otherwise. (Maybe we'll remove the noncommercial part at some point.)