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y/rple/yma/ (was: LALR (was Re: Working Group Proposal))

Tom Christiansen
July 24, 2000 09:54
y/rple/yma/ (was: LALR (was Re: Working Group Proposal))
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>Why can't perl ultimately support multiple syntax conventions?  Why
>can't the lexer/parser be pluggable?

Is one discussing a discrete language or an amorphous metalanguage
the likes of which would make the most tortuous of cpp abominations
seem direct and obvious?  If, as it would appear, the answer is
that it is the latter situation rather than the former which is
under discussion, this begs various questions, the first and foremost
of which must of course be: "Why a metalanguage?"

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