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From: Joshua N Pritikin
July 24, 2000 10:03
Message ID: 20000724130301.C3716@ghostwheel.wks.na.deuba.com
On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 10:54:32AM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >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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