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input to the parser (was Re: Now, to try again...)

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Bradley M. Kuhn
December 17, 2000 09:43
input to the parser (was Re: Now, to try again...)
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Nicholas Clark <> wrote:

> Everyone is quiet.

Give us a chance.  ;)

> I'm assuming we're all sort of thinking that input is certainly
> (I will have failed to mention some things)
> * human readable programming language source (perl5, perl6, whatever else)
> * bytecode (which could be done as in perl5.6 with something like
>     use Byteloader;......)

I am unclear why the parser would take bytecode as input.  Wouldn't that be
direct input for the virtual machine?
> and the above can come from
>  * memory (C's zero terminated strings, blocks with lengths, other things
>    native to other languages
>  * files (by filename, file/socket handle, C FILE*, C++ istream, IO
>    system appropriate to the language you're embedding in)

That seems like only sources I can think of....

Bradley M. Kuhn  -

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