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Re: Working Group Proposal

Chip Salzenberg
July 24, 2000 16:27
Re: Working Group Proposal
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According to Stephen Zander:
> >>>>> "Chip" == Chip Salzenberg <> 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?

I haven't read it.  But perhaps this will help: If it's a filter (or
translator) into Perl, then it's a source filter.  Otherwise, it's not
a *filter* at all, but an alternative compiler.

> Where does 'use Python;' fit in such a framework?

Depends on whether you mean "use python" or "use pythonish".
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