Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2015-07-11

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00:31 koo7 then tell us of this nice company whose employees are supportive or marpa?
00:33 jeffreykegler As I say, I'm just going to stay silent on the matter.
00:59 jeffreykegler Seemingly a small thing, but Aria just retweeted a case of the Lua community being nice to a newbie: https://twitter.com/telemachus/status/619660240330563585
01:00 jeffreykegler I've come to see this as very important in a community.
01:00 jeffreykegler It wasn't one of my "checkoffs" for Lua, but I am happy to have lucked out.
01:01 jeffreykegler In the Perl community, of course, Larry has always been a great example of how to be nice to folks.
01:07 Aria Hcek yes.
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23:45 jeffreykegler In Kollos, I've written the code for the precedences rule rewrite ...
23:45 jeffreykegler and the sequence rule rewrite.
23:46 jeffreykegler These previously had only been in pseudo-code, and now they are in Lua ...
23:46 jeffreykegler and have even been unit-tested, a bit.
23:46 jeffreykegler :-)
23:47 jeffreykegler One of my hopes for this part of Kollos is that it would be a way of showing how a lot of the "value added" of the SLIF can be implemented.
23:48 jeffreykegler I diverted into luatangle for a bit, when I realized that while the new code was a lot cleaner than the old Marpa::R2 implementation ...
23:48 jeffreykegler it was still pretty unreadable on its own, and needed some kind of literate programming.
23:49 jeffreykegler Now that I have luatangle, I am adding voluminous comments and I think the hope is increasing that someday ...
23:49 jeffreykegler someone other than me will be able to read this code.
23:49 jeffreykegler :-)
23:50 jeffreykegler Next rewrite to implement is the binarization of rules, which should be straightforward by comparison.
23:50 jeffreykegler After that will follow conversion of the working grammar into the Kollos internal grammar.
23:51 jeffreykegler It's a considerable amount of work, but I think it will be a very cool tool once done ...
23:52 jeffreykegler and this "literate" code will be the answer to a lot of the "how do you do X?" questions that keep being asked.

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