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Apocalypse 5 on

by Juerd (Abbot)
on Jun 04, 2002 at 22:45 UTC ( #171665=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

In this Apocalypse, Larry Wall describes the new regex syntax for Perl 6. The changes are radical and the new syntax is unlike any regular expression ever seen before. Fasten your seatbelts.

Apocalypse 5: Pattern Matching is available at

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Re: Apocalypse 5 on
by danger (Priest) on Jun 05, 2002 at 01:39 UTC
    So rather than impoverishing Perl's syntax artificially, let's make the standard parser more accessible by writing it all in Perl 6 regexes.

    Hmmm. Larry's "linguistic neccessity" argument aside ... "reglexes" anyone? "regyaxen"?

      ++ for the best puns I heard in a long time. :-)

      Makeshifts last the longest.
(MeowChow) Re: Apocalypse 5 on
by MeowChow (Vicar) on Jun 05, 2002 at 00:02 UTC
    From page 5:
    ... if we can rid ourselves of the regexist attitudes that many of us secretly harbor, we'll have a much more productive society than we currently do.
    That goes double for you sexegerists ;-)
                   s aamecha.s a..a\u$&owag.print
Re: Apocalypse 5 on
by samtregar (Abbot) on Jun 05, 2002 at 00:05 UTC
    Nirvana! Parse::RecDescent is dead and re-born in a new and glorious form. For the first time I'm actually anxious to use Perl 6.

    Sure, all the changes will take time to get used to. But the result will be both cleaner and more powerful than what we have now.


Re: Apocalypse 5 on
by hacker (Priest) on Jun 08, 2002 at 16:52 UTC
    For those who like to carry "portable documentation" with them, I've converted Apocalypose 5 to Plucker format for use on your PalmOS© handheld device (Palm, Sony, Handspring, TRG, etc.).

    Update: 06-10-2002, Nice, I try to help and I get downvoted.

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