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Internals Design job description

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Dan Sugalski
July 25, 2000 07:26
Internals Design job description
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This is due soon, so before I forget:

The Internals Design job description

The whole point of this position is to be responsible for, though not 
necessarily design (as we have lots of clever people), the internal 
interfaces perl presents. The primary target is for programs that embed 
perl, extensions that perl embeds, and (to a lesser extent) embedded 
systems. The design of the internal data structures and code flow is a 
secondary responsibility, but it's more an advisory position there, as the 
internals will tend to flow naturally from the language design and 
interfacing requirements. In the event that perl gets partitioned (into 
lexer/parser, optmizer, and execution engine, say) this position's 
responsible for the interfaces between those partitions as well.

In other words, my job is to make sure perl talks nicely and easily with 
the rest of the world, and to itself. The code behind the conversation is 
someone else's responsibility.


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