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Parrot is a VM (virtual machine) designed specifically for running dynamic languages in general, and Perl 6 in particular (see
Parrot is still in development, the latest monthly version is 0.4.16.

A complete prototype of Lua 5.1 is now available :
- an Lua interpreter written in PIR (Parrot Intermediate Representation) that generates PIR
 - a large subset of the Lua Standard Librairies (written in PIR)
 - a test suite (more than 950 tests)

Documentation starts in and

Any comments, suggestions, bug report, test, improvement are welcome on Parrot mailing list (

François Perrad.