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From: Marius Nita
November 12, 2002 16:40
Message ID: 20021113004028.GA1013@cs.pdx.edu
I have a question about the Parrot FAQ. I hope it's not too off-topic for this
list. The FAQ mentions that "it would be nice to write the Perl to Bytecode
compiler in Perl" and that there is no bootstrap problem.
Does this mean that the perl6 compiler is written in perl5 and it will be
rewritten in perl6 when a large enough subset of perl6 is implemented? I
figure Perl5 will be obsolete at some point in the future...
I noticed that the current incomplete perl6 implementation is written in perl5
using Parse::RecDescent, but I figured it's just a test implementation until
the "real" compiler is written in C...