Thanks for the more complete writeup of the new regex
syntax and semantics. I found it difficult to get a "big
picture" idea of how things are expected to work from the
Apocalypse, even though that made for some excellent
reading. This should keep me satisfied until Exegesis 5
I'm going to be very interested to find out how well
these grammar-based regular expressions play with Perl 6's
increased focus on functional and logical programming (or
at least my perception of increased focus). In my
admittedly limited experience, thinking in "functional"
terms, in "logical" terms, and in "grammar" terms require
similar mindsets and methods of reasoning, and I hope that
the Perl 6 developers can unify (heh) these facets of the
Update: For instance, there are a few hints
on dev.perl.org about the Perl 6
parser being retargetable, mungeable, and tied in with the
regex engine. With luck, this'll make it easier to treat
code as data, which seems to have worked out fairly well
for Lisp. (And I'd love to see it in Perl, despite the
fact that dealing with Perl code is a much hairier task
than dealing with a bunch of (possibly nested (like this))
The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!
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