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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
February 16, 2004 15:58
Subject:
Re: switch from byacc to bison
Message ID:
20040216235733.GH46380@plum.flirble.org
On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 01:17:27AM +0000, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 05:22:46PM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 01:46:06PM +0000, Dave Mitchell wrote:

> > > Nothing ventured, nothing lost.
> > 
> > Oooh. A mission statement for maint. :-)
> 
> Hmm, perhaps that means I've got the mental aptitude to be a maint pumpkin?
> On the other hand, considering what a scary thing I've just done to
> perly.*, I think I'm automatically disqualified :-)

Yes, but after what I did just before 5.8.2, I should be disqualified.

> PS. having spent all of Valentine's day sorting out parser issues, I
> suspect that perhaps I need to get a life ;-)

Yes, but I spent a lot of it converting Ton Hospel's perl gunzip prototype
into a pure perl emulation of Compress::Zlib's inflate routine.

I got to write some code using this lovely language "perl". Have you heard
of it? I think that I should do this more often, as it was fun.

Nicholas Clark

PS "perl" must be OK, as it lets me exit a subroutine with last, and supports
   goto :-)

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