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Re: Working Group Proposal

Sam Tregar
July 22, 2000 23:35
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Nick Ing-Simmons wrote:

> I think that a (non absolute) goal of perl6's grammar should be that it 
> is a near to yacc/byacc/bison/yapp LALR(1) as is possible without quite so 
> much hackery in the lexer.  Some hackery in the lexer is not uncommon 
> even in "pure" yacc languages (even C needs to notice typedefs), but perl5
> has gone too far.

Does that mean you think a rewite could yeild support for perl5's
"flexible" grammer in a better way, or that you think the grammar should
be simplified to make it easier to parse?

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