On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, you 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?" > > --tom So what is your suggestion for an alternative?