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

Dan Sugalski
July 24, 2000 11:04
Re: y/rple/yma/ (was: LALR (was Re: Working Group Proposal))
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At 10:52 AM 7/24/00 -0700, Gary Richardson wrote:
>On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Dan Sugalski wrote:
> > Your understanding is incomplete. Perl 6 may well have incompatible 
> changes
> > made to it, and some stuff is almost inevitably going away. (I'd bet
> > everything marked "deprecated" since the first alphas of 5.000 would get
> > the chop) What, of course, is still up in the air, since Larry's not
> > actually had *time* to do anything on it yet...
>I suppose saying that 'not changing the language' was wrong, but perl6's 
>focus is* to not be a language rewrite, but an implementation rewrite. 
>Stuff that was marked as deprecated has essentially already been removed 
>from the language spec.
>* This sounds like I'm authoritve; I am not. I am just stating what I see.

It's a touch more open than that. Typeglobs, for example, may get tossed, 
and it's possible that some of the other grotty bits will go too. I can't 
picture Larry making things un-perlish, but its all up for grabs. (Hey, we 
might get a case or switch statement, and if that's not a reasonably 
significant language change...)


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