>>>>> "Chip" == Chip Salzenberg <email@example.com> writes: Chip> I'd like to suggest that the term "source filters" refers to Chip> transformations that lead eventually to the creation of Chip> standard Perl which is then compiled in the normal way. Chip> Digital signature verification, for example, or macro Chip> processing. How would you classify Damian Conway's Lingua::Romana::Perligata module? Where does 'use Python;' fit in such a framework? Chip> Alternative parsing -- alternative languages, in fact -- is Chip> a useful idea, but IMO a technically distinct one. Perhaps, but then the proposal still needs to specify that it is not concerned with parsing in perl, but rather is concerned with parsing Perl. Kurt's original proposal suggests that it is concerned with the former, IMO. -- Stephen "So.. if she weighs the same as a duck.. she's made of wood." "And therefore?" "A witch!"