Steffen Schwigon wrote: > Moritz Lenz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: >> considering the vast number of Operators and the like, I had the >> idea to implement a tool where you can enter a small piece of p6 >> syntax, and it explains what that might mean. (like a perldoc -f for >> operators/syntax elements instead of functions) > > I really like the idea.
Good ;) >> * Is it possible to implement it satisfactory without building a >> p6 compiler? > > It should ultimately be independent from building yet another compiler > subproject. Else you don't find enough comrades to follow. Aye. I think Juerd's suggestion to make it character based is probably the best. > I suggest not starting with an implementation but with the base > description itself in any form. That might be a simple text file in > pugs svn or a wiki page. That's step 1, IMHO. > > Do you think it's possible to extract and collect all the operators > and descriptions from the synopses into one common place? Not automatically, sadly. > If we had such a collection we would then format it in a second step > into a structured collection and the third step is a frontend to that, > the easiest part, IMHO. Since we'll have to skim though the synopsis and compile that file manually, it would be a good idea to actually write it in a form of semantic markup in the first place. > Step 1 is the real challenge, isn't it? Yes. Cheers, Moritz -- Moritz Lenz http://moritz.faui2k3.org/ | http://perl-6.de/
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