Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2015-08-18

| Channels | #marpa index | Today | | Search | Google Search | Plain-Text | summary

All times shown according to UTC.

Time Nick Message
00:41 idiosyncrat_ joined #marpa
01:20 idiosyncrat__ joined #marpa
02:06 idiosyncrat__ It's nice to see the potential of Earley parsing being recognized after all these decades
02:51 purmou i'm quite glad i didn't jump straight into recursive descent. it would've been too easy...I think I learned a loooooot about grammars and parsing by using earley
03:22 ronsavage joined #marpa
03:26 mauke_ joined #marpa
05:21 mauke_ joined #marpa
06:30 purag joined #marpa
06:40 ronsavage joined #marpa
12:54 aredridel joined #marpa
13:01 aredridel joined #marpa
15:01 ceridwen joined #marpa
15:04 ernimril joined #marpa
15:22 djns joined #marpa
15:48 idiosyncrat_ joined #marpa
15:50 djns hi
16:34 ilbot3 joined #marpa
16:34 Topic for #marpa is now Start here: http://savage.net.au/Marpa.html - Pastebin: http://scsys.co.uk:8002/marpa - Jeffrey's Marpa site: http://jeffreykegler.github.io/Marpa-web-site/ - IRC log: http://irclog.perlgeek.de/marpa/today
16:37 idiosyncrat__ The reddit thread on Marpa is trickling add, but I've just added a reply to Loup Valliant
16:37 idiosyncrat__ whose writing on Earley & Marpa are much praised.
16:38 idiosyncrat__ Loup wonders if the Leo optimization is worth it, because it makes the algorithm much less simple.
16:38 idiosyncrat__ I point out that when the shell was written all code had to fit into 64K, so simplicity was a big deal.
16:40 idiosyncrat__ But these days the main cost of simplicity is on the reader.  Loup points out you could conceivably sit down and read his variant, whereas with Marpa that is not easy.
16:40 idiosyncrat__ But, think about it, how often do even the most careful of us actually read code before incorporating it?  We gain trust by other means.
16:41 idiosyncrat__ Parsing is the one field that's an exception to this ...
16:41 idiosyncrat__ I think that's because the field of parsing has been so full of bogus claims.
17:05 lwa joined #marpa
18:37 koo7 joined #marpa
19:01 purmou joined #marpa
20:14 koo7 joined #marpa
21:17 koo7 joined #marpa
21:54 ronsavage joined #marpa
22:04 koo7 joined #marpa
22:33 mauke joined #marpa
22:41 koo7 joined #marpa
23:12 idiosyncrat_ joined #marpa
23:46 koo7 joined #marpa

| Channels | #marpa index | Today | | Search | Google Search | Plain-Text | summary