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RE: Working Group Proposal

Fisher Mark
July 21, 2000 08:46
RE: Working Group Proposal
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>What if the lexer/parser was split out into a independent chunk of C
>code which could be linked into programming productivity tools?  Would
>that satisfy your req?

This would satisfy my upcoming requirements.  I see no problem with having 1
implementation of the Perl lexer/parser, if that implementation is easily
linkable into other projects. (Look at how many projects use expat (sp?) for
XML, which is much easier to parse than Perl.)  Although I'm desperately
short of Perl tuits right now, my mouth waters at the thought of all the
software engineering tools for Perl that could be written if we had a
pluggable lexer/parser.

If we do this, we should provide a Perl interface to the lexer parser, so we
can write some of this stuff in Perl.  I suspect that writing software
engineering tools for Perl in Perl would be easier, anyway.
Mark Leighton Fisher  
Thomson Consumer Electronics    Indianapolis IN
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