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Re: Working Group Proposal

Chip Salzenberg
July 24, 2000 16:24
Re: Working Group Proposal
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According to Stephen Zander:
> I think the proposal is worthwhile but it seems incomplete IMHO as
> it does not mention source filters, i.e. the ability to replace the
> standard parsing engine with an alternative.

I'd like to suggest that the term "source filters" refers to
transformations that lead eventually to the creation of standard
Perl which is then compiled in the normal way.  Digital signature
verification, for example, or macro processing.

Alternative parsing -- alternative languages, in fact -- is a useful
idea, but IMO a technically distinct one.
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