Python versus Parrot challenge, the Pie-thon

Jarno Virtanen: "So, one of the more exciting events of the year 2004 might prove to be the Python versus Parrot challenge, Pie-thon. In short, the performance of executing Python bytecode in CPython and in Parrot virtual machine will be measured at O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2004, and the representative of the loser's side, either Guido van Rossum or Dan Sugalski, gets a pie thrown at his face. Additionally, the loser pays 10 dollars and a round of drinks to the winner. More importantly, it's a matter of pride, of course."