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Re: Working Group Proposal

John Porter
July 21, 2000 10:26
Re: Working Group Proposal
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Moore, Paul wrote:
> Reusing a compiler parser on that is likely to be a challenge :-)
> I don't have a problem with wanting to make it more possible to handle Perl
> in this sort of context - but don't assume that splitting out the parser is
> a "magic bullet". 

That's exactly why I'm in favor of having a well-defined grammer that lets
you write your own parser if you think you need to.

> And I don't think
> that redesigning Perl's syntax to be easily parseable is going to get
> anywhere - the result just wouldn't be Perl, in some very fundamental ways.

I don't believe that has to be the case.

John Porter

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