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Bryan C. Warnock
November 30, 2000 06:12
Re: Backtracking through the source
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On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Simon Cozens wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 11:54:31AM +0000, Simon Cozens wrote:
> > I categorically do *NOT* want perl6-internals to turn into a basic course in
> > compiler design, purely for the benefit of those who know nothing at all about
> > what they're trying to achieve. I'd like Perl 6 to be a masterwork, and
> > masterworks require master craftsmen. If you want to partake in compiler
> > design, it makes more than a little sense to find out how to do so.
> Guh, I shouldn't have said that, because I know exactly what'll happen now:
> people will accuse me of being elitist and reactionary and trying to shut
> people out who want to help.

You don't want the compiler design to be a 'hands-on experiment' for us
inexperienced folk?  That's not elitist, that's pragmatic.

You don't want this to be a learning experience - (corrections, observations,
answers) - to the same?  *That's* elitist.

Bryan C. Warnock
RABA Technologies

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