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Dan Sugalski
August 29, 2000 11:46
Re: Access to the perl6 parser
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At 06:21 PM 8/29/00 +0000, Jim Edwards wrote:
> >
> >
> > Regardless, you can already do this in perl 5, and will undoubtedly be able
> > to do it in perl 6, with source filters.
>So why do we have to do
>$ip1=$i+1;                        # my pdl pet peave
>instead of
>$f((0),$i+1,$i);       # substitute your favorite syntax here

Because source filters are:

1) Relatively new (5.005 IIRC, but I could be mis-remembering)
2) A bloody pain in the neck to write

Lots of things could use 'em if they were easier to do. That's one of the 
goals of perl 6, I think.


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