Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
go ahead... be a heretic
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: A philosophical proof that, a perl6 implementation can be written only by Larry Wall

by jettero (Monsignor)
on May 07, 2010 at 10:34 UTC ( #838908=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: A philosophical proof that, a perl6 implementation can be written only by Larry Wall
in thread A philosophical proof that, a perl6 implementation can be written only by Larry Wall

... doesn't come from the fact that it's hard to parse Perl, or that it requires a Larry Wall. It comes from the fact that a parse Perl, you may have to run Perl.

This is the only correct response I can see so far. Perl6 already has more than one parser. The problem isn't that it's hard to parse it's that it has to be executed during the parse so you can't have Vim or your syntax checker always doing the parse correctly.

-Paul


Comment on Re^2: A philosophical proof that, a perl6 implementation can be written only by Larry Wall

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://838908]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others having an uproarious good time at the Monastery: (11)
As of 2014-12-23 03:50 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?





    Results (135 votes), past polls