Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2015-06-29

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20:32 koo7 Introduction to Spirit.Lex
20:32 koo7 Lexical scanning is the process of analyzing the stream of input characters and separating it into strings called tokens, separated by whitespace.
20:33 koo7 whitespace? first sentence of the docs and already all wrong?
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22:45 ronsavage koo7: Sad, but that's the task we face educating people to what's possible now.
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23:14 koo7 hmm
23:16 jeffreykegler They are describing what for most folks out there, is still considered the state of the art ...
23:17 * jeffreykegler and the others are discussing http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_44_0/libs/spir​it/doc/html/spirit/lex/lexer_introduction.html
23:18 jeffreykegler I note further down the assertion that, as a practical matter, parsing almost always requires backtracking.
23:19 jeffreykegler Here in Marpa-land, we're living in a kind of parallel universe.
23:31 koo7 the underlying library lexertl looks nice tho, i hope i can write my first lexer with it

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