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Re: Working Group Proposal

Joshua N Pritikin
July 20, 2000 12:16
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 03:00:13PM -0400, wrote:
> > What sucks, that requires completely breaking any hope of backwards
> > compatibility to fix?
> First and foremost, the proverb that "nothing can parse Perl except
> perl" must be rendered null and void.  This, I presume, would entail
> changes to the grammar that would likely have the effect of breaking
> bw-compat.  But if I turn out to be wrong on that point, so much the
> better.

What if the lexer/parser was split out into a independent chunk of C
code which could be linked into programming productivity tools?  Would
that satisfy your req?

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