On 2008 Oct 1, at 22:23, Timothy S. Nelson wrote:
On Wed, 1 Oct 2008, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
On 2008 Oct 1, at 22:14, Timothy S. Nelson wrote:
Hi all. I've enjoyed(?) reading over the February/March thread entitled "Musings on operator overloading". I've brought a few thoughts along; if they're old news, please tell me
here to do more reading on it :).

The Perl6 way to do this is grammars; using an XML grammar to pull data out of an XML document is one of Larry's favorite examples.

Ok, great. While I see how this does a great job of converting the string of data into a plex, it doesn't solve the problem of selecting the data from the plex in a glob-like (or XPath-like) fashion, which is what I'm talking about here. Have I missed something that will do that?

I could have sworn there was a short and elegant example of using a grammar to extract arbitrary information from an XML document, but I don't see it in the documentation. I recall Trey Harris showing such an example on IRC but not in a logged channel; maybe he'll see this message and jump in, or if not I'll see if I can get him to write another example.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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