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Perl6 grammar, LALR, etc (Was: Working Group Proposal)

Moore, Paul
July 24, 2000 06:31
Perl6 grammar, LALR, etc (Was: Working Group Proposal)
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From: horos []
> > I think we should strive to make it LALR(1) even if (as 
> > seems inevitable) it remains fairly complex.
> LALR would be awesome, I would even say essential. It strikes 
> at the heart of the complaint people have of perl being a
> 'messy' language, puts it on the the same playing field
> as Java and Python.

As an extreme suggestion (I hadn't thought that grammar regularisation was
on the cards, up to now), is there any suggestion of considering the
possibility of making Perl less "punctuation-heavy"? I don't know whether
this is a good or bad idea, I'm just interested in how far the intention is
to go...

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