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RE (tilly) 1: Ripping out Perl internals in Perl6

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Aug 15, 2000 at 10:31 UTC ( #27884=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Ripping out Perl internals in Perl6

So my one real suggestion sank without a trace?

What can you say when the person suggesting it described it as, "A bad idea whose time has come."? :-)

For those who don't know, I was the ijit who suggested pluggable front ends so that I could continue to use what was essentially the language I love, but if someone wanted to write a parsing front end for something that looked like Japanese, or Python, go right ahead.

I still think that this is an inevitable step that some language will have to take with the growing internationalization of computers...

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RE: RE (tilly) 1: Ripping out Perl internals in Perl6
by chip (Curate) on Aug 21, 2000 at 08:56 UTC
    I suspect that a proper rearchitecture of the language will make pluggable front-ends much easier to do. I suspect that nobody is trying to make multiple front ends because we're too concerned about making just the first one. :-)

        -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

      Easier != possible.

      Not many concessions need to be made internally, but you do need to be able to tag specific things to compile with which front end gets it. Otherwise you cannot reuse code written for one front end in another...

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