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Re^2: The Road to Enlightenment?

by Withigo (Friar)
on Oct 04, 2007 at 07:35 UTC ( #642588=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The Road to Enlightenment?
in thread The Road to Enlightenment?

As the maxim goes, "Only Perl can parse Perl". Therefore the only logical conclusion is that you wrote Perl.
Hey, wait a second, Larry, is that you?

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Re^3: The Road to Enlightenment?
by TimToady (Parson) on Oct 04, 2007 at 15:16 UTC
    Um, no. I'm working on my third or so Perl parser right now, depending on how you count. And the hard part of parsing Perl is not actually the parsing, it's the lexing, so this parser will write its own lexer automatically, because I'm too lazy to write any more lexers.

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