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Re: Working Group Proposal

July 20, 2000 12:00
Re: Working Group Proposal
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Piers Cawley (lists.bootstrap):
>I was thinking the plan was to be able to write perl in perl. I kind

I assume you mean perl in Perl.

>of assumed that this would mean that there would be a rather more
>fully blown perl compiler that produced 'real' machine language
>(either via C or directly).

Well, yes, I have been working on this separately. I started with
a Perl 5 tokenizer, Perl::Toke, which was intended to help with syntax
highlighting, style checking, and so on, but was always designed to be
part of a Perl perl implementation. If we do want to do this, the
first priority would be to make the tokeniser re-entrant, which is
a tricky problem; I've got it down to a couple of nasty cases in
Perl::Toke::intuit_more, but...

Well, frankly, I think having a separate tokeniser and parser is
asking for trouble anyway.

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