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Re: On Parsing Perl

by quidity (Pilgrim)
on Dec 04, 2000 at 04:40 UTC ( #44724=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On Parsing Perl

I do most of my perl coding using CPerl mode for Xemacs, and although it is very good at spotting syntax it is often horribly wrong, especially when odd quoting characters or pod is brought into the equation. eval is even worse. I'd advise anyone even thinking of trying to parse perl to look at what can be achieved, and then either improving that (to the benefit of everyone) or just to give up.

I do sometimes find myself chosing a particular way of coding over another (possibly better) way because the second breaks the pretty printing, and I want others using the same editor to be able to read the code I write.


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Re^2: On Parsing Perl
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 11, 2005 at 03:56 UTC
    I hate to say this, but even as an XEmacs fan, cperl+gemacs is far superior. Recent GNU Emacs has some extra stuff that XEmacs doesn't have, that allows cperl to do some really amazing things. (I have vague memories of the "extra stuff" being multiple syntax transition tables for each character, so you can gracefully handle things like m!!x and other non-standard delimiters. But I could be totally wrong.)

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