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Just wondering: does this same idea apply to any language that allows constructs within the code itself to affect the syntactic structure of that code? Take, for example, the following theoretical Haskell expression:

foo =+= bar //|/ baz =+= qux
The parsing of this expression depends on the relative precedence of the two operators and possibily, but not necessarily, on the associativity of =+= It may also result in an error, if //|/ has higher precedence and =+= is declared as non-associative.

However, the parsing of this does not depend on executing any code in the sense that the OP means, I think. That is, there must be a static declaration somewhere else in the code that says what the properties of these two operators should be. It need not lexically precede the usage, but it has to appear somewhere in the relevant scope, and it cannot be dynamically generated in any way. How would that fit in?


In reply to Re: Perl Cannot Be Parsed: A Formal Proof by Errto
in thread Perl Cannot Be Parsed: A Formal Proof by Jeffrey Kegler

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