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I know my post is a little late...

Maybe we have a disctinction in our definition of "static parsing", but I think that no language can actually be statically unparseable as long there is a finite number of parsing rules. Under this condition, there should be a finite number of possible derivations for a certain number of generated symbols. In Kennedy's example :

whatever / 25 ; # / ; die "this dies!";

Two interpretations are possible. There should not be any problem if the compiler find the two ways and produces a check branching to the two interpretations. Something like this:
if (is_nullary(whatever))
  whatever / 25;
  whatever (/ 25 ; # /);
  die "this dies!";
When we think about it, the Perl interpreter already does this. So technicaly, parsing Perl is not a undecidable problem. You only proved that there could not be a single way to parse Perl - and yes, it is a problem for text editor's syntax-highlighting.

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

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