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

Gary Richardson
July 24, 2000 10:11
Re: y/rple/yma/ (was: LALR (was Re: Working Group Proposal))
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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

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