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July 20, 2000 12:42
Re: implementation strategy (was Re: Working Group Proposal)
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On Thu, 20 Jul 2000, John Porter wrote:

> Brock wrote:
> > 
> > This parser would output a Parse Tree, which could then be traversed.
> > Traversal could be done either in perl, or in the proposed meta-language,
> > though I'd prefer a perl solution.
> I think Brock makes a good point: the compiler and interpreter could be
> cleanly separated; of course, they both need to be new in the perl6
> project; but the interpreter, for example, could be functionally
> equivalent to the one in the current perl5.  The (new) compiler could
> be made perl5-compatible at first, and changed (since it will now be
> easy to change) as perl6 is developed.  Or we could just leave it at
> that and declare victory.  :-)

The interpreter would be Just Another Backend.


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