Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2015-03-03

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00:01 jeffreykegler I can't predict that any individual post won't sink into a black hole, but it's a lot more likely to get attention than anything I said back in 2007.
00:20 ronsavage Ralph Waldo Emerson: To be great is to be misunderstood.
00:26 jeffreykegler ronsavage: Tell your pal Ralph that I've found an easier way. :-)
00:37 ronsavage What is that? By not blogging as all!?
00:37 ronsavage 'as' => 'at'.
00:37 jeffreykegler That is, I've learned how to be misunderstood without going to all the time & trouble it takes for greatness.
01:31 jeffreykegler By the way, in writing the PEG blog post, I want to give readers not familiar with it a reference.
01:32 jeffreykegler That is, a basic reference, if they've never heard of it before.
01:32 jeffreykegler Usually I use the Wikipedia article, but in this case it's quite mediocre.
01:32 jeffreykegler Anyone know of a better one?
01:33 jeffreykegler A pro-PEG page is OK for this purpose.
01:49 flaviu http://www.theorangeduck.com/page/you-could-have-invented-parser-combinators is an interesting approach to explaining it.
01:51 jeffreykegler It'll need to be something using the PEG formalism -- the above link describes the underlying algorithm, but not PEG.
01:52 jeffreykegler I'm planning in the post to jump more or less into PEG and assume most folks who don't know what it is won't read it.  But I want something basic for the persistent.
02:05 Aria Hmm.
02:05 Aria All my PEG learning was oblique.
02:06 jeffreykegler I may just refer them to the Wikipedia article, but it is not very good.
02:45 ronsavage JJust a sec. I'll look into the PEG Perl modules for links.
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02:46 ronsavage Try https://github.com/ingydotnet/pegex-pgx/blob/master/note/Links
02:47 ronsavage In particular: http://bford.info/packrat/
02:47 jeffreykegler ronsavage: Thanks!
02:48 jeffreykegler It looks like that last link is as good as I'm going to be able to do.
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17:49 jeffreykegler In writiing my PEG blog post, I had occasion to look up one Peter Lucas, who wrote the first paper to describe recursive descent, back in 1961.
17:49 jeffreykegler http://www.fmeurope.org/?p=509
17:50 jeffreykegler It turns out that he passed away a few days ago, at the age of 80.
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18:20 jeffreykegler http://jeffreykegler.github.io/Ocean-of-Awareness-blog/individual/2015/03/peg.html
18:20 jeffreykegler My new blog post, "PEG: Ambiguity, precision and confusion" is up
21:45 ronsavage jk: Typo: "It's important to be able to be able" in para 10 of your new blog.

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