On Sat, Jan 21, 2006 at 04:35:00PM +0800, Audrey Tang (autrijus) wrote:
: Moreover, writing a Perl 5 parser in PGE alone is... Very difficult.
: It can be done (eg. PPI), but taking it and emit PIR is a nontrivial
: task that would not magically happen.

Actually, PPI is not a good example of completeness, since PPI punts
on the meaning of anything below the expression level.  LaIt doesn't
know the relative precedence of operators, for instance, last I checked.

But yes, the main point of writing the P5-to-P5 [sic] translator is so
that nobody ever has to write a Perl 5 parser ever again.  It just
happens that I also need one of those for the P5-to-P6 translator.  :-)


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