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Re: Perl 5 interpreter

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 12, 2011 at 08:10 UTC ( #881829=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl 5 interpreter C gibberish ↔ English

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Re^2: Perl 5 interpreter
by tilly (Archbishop) on Jan 12, 2011 at 08:18 UTC
    Considering how many lines of C some of the macros expand to, and how little the English version will assist you, I strongly expect that not to help very much.

    Assuming, that is, that you could easily let it know about all of the layers of macros that were the original problem.

      I think even there were to be a tool that could extract English out of such macros. The English would be an encyclopedia of C terms, in dense texts under many scopes. Such a thing would be more difficult to understand than actual macros themselves.

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