Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2015-10-20

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00:29 ronsavage Thanx for the clarification. I'll add that, too, to the soon-to-be-updated FAQ. And yes, normally I was eschew ambiguity, but with Gregorian 'v' Julian dates I haven't quite decided. Indeed, the caller may wish to know about any ambiguity, so most likely I'll record that fact and offer the user a new method to ask for it.
00:33 Idiosyncrat I've tried to push use of ambiguity as a technique, and perhaps dates are the "killer app" for ambiguity.
00:34 Idiosyncrat I think rns is our residence expert in, among many other things, the use of ASF's to explore ambiguity.
00:35 Idiosyncrat On the other hand, if the ambiguity is limited -- as in you will not have more than N cases, where N is a manageable number,
00:35 Idiosyncrat you could simply call value repeatedly ...
00:36 Idiosyncrat and say something like, "Sorry the date is ambiguous, it could be .... or ...., etc.
00:37 Idiosyncrat That is, you could simply call value() repeatedly.
00:38 Idiosyncrat s/rns is our residence expert/rns is our resident expert/
00:47 ronsavage And, prominent within the FAQ will be the lack of a statement such as 'My understanding is perfect'!
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05:19 ronsavage Another config file format crying out for a parser in Marpa (unless, of course, we've discussed it before): https://github.com/toml-lang/toml
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14:23 Aria <3 Toml
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20:06 Idiosyncrat ronsavage: we can do the FAQ in several iterations
20:06 Idiosyncrat It's useful to me to have you write the first version, because you're more like to *pose* the question in a way that an ordinary reader would pose it
20:07 Idiosyncrat I have trouble formulating the right question, because I wrote it, so for me it's either not a real question, at least not in the same way that a user sees it.
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