Nick Ing-Simmons wrote: > I think that a (non absolute) goal of perl6's grammar should be that it > is a near to yacc/byacc/bison/yapp LALR(1) as is possible without quite so > much hackery in the lexer. I have strong feelings to the contrary. Perl is a context-dependent language -- that's one of the things we like about it, right? -- and as such is not parsable by anything LL, including LALR. But I'll concede that a satisfyingly rich language could be done in LALR -- perhaps LALR(5)? -- and maybe it would be good in the long term for Perl to be so. -- John Porter Aus tiefem Traum bin ich erwacht.