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From:
Kurt D. Starsinic
Date:
July 24, 2000 10:20
Subject:
Re: y/rple/yma/ (was: LALR (was Re: Working Group Proposal))
Message ID:
20000724131237.G4826@O2.chapin.edu
On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 10:11:11AM -0700, Gary Richardson wrote:
> 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?

    I'm getting annoyed at the direction that this list is heading, so I'll
just say so, explain why, and be done with it.  Not to single you out, Gary:

    WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE ABOUT PERL?

    HOW WILL THIS CHANGE BE AN IMPROVEMENT?  FOR WHOM, AND UNDER WHAT
CIRCUMSTANCES?

    *PLEASE* STAY AWAY FROM IMPLEMENTATION SPECIFICS UNTIL YOU'VE ACHIEVED
SOME CLARITY AND CONSENSUS ON THE FIRST TWO POINTS!  THIS IS NOT THE
`MY-FAVORITE-KIND-OF-ALGORITHM-IS-THUS-AND-SO' CLUB!

    Peace,
* Kurt Starsinic (kstar@orientation.com) ---------- Senior Network Engineer *
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