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Re: implementation strategy (was Re: Working Group Proposal)

Brad Clawsie
July 20, 2000 11:38
Re: implementation strategy (was Re: Working Group Proposal)
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> What I'm advocating is another level of indirection:
> Write a meta-language interpreter in Perl5 that works off extensions.
> Write extensions that build up the meta-language.
> Use the meta-language interpreter to write Perl6
> Have the interpreter output the C++ code for Perl6

from my uninformed perspective, it seems that people think that writing
a C++ writer will buy them portability as opposed to writing C++ directly.

if this is the crux of the argument, aren't you really looking for a better
build system? (i.e., an alternative to autoconf and make)

my alterior motive here of course is that this project could speed the
adoption of make alternatives, which would seem a nice by-product (although
i am not sure if this is collectively desired in any way).

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