On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 02:29:11PM -0700, Jonathan Lang wrote:
> 2. This brings up the possibility of custom-designed termination
> operators.

cf. Semi::Semicolons. I think that being flexible enough that people can
write packages like that is one of Perl < 6's greatest strengths.

Long may it continue. Of course, if Perl 6 is actually parsed using a
descendant of Larry's 'Perl 6 grammar as a Perl 6 grammar', the compiler
could easily (*cough*) provide hooks to edit the grammar at parse-time,
meaning you can write your own (lexically scoped) Semi::Semicolons, or
Semi::Line::Continuation::Markers, or even
Then there need be no arguments about what it looks like, and everyone
will be happy, and all programmers will hold hands and stop having
holy wars. Maybe.

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