Parrot: Getting Started

Last modification: 2008/07/20 23:55

Getting Started

On Windows, the easiest way to get a working copy of Parrot is from

Just download the latest version and run the setup file. (I'm using 0.5.2.)

Next, either add Parrot to your PATH set up a quick shortcut that launches a shell including Parrot. For example:

set PATH=%PATH%;C:\dev\parrot\bin

echo Basic syntax to compile parrot files is 'parrot [file.pir]'.
cmd /k

For basic examples, go to Parrotcode.