Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2015-12-16

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19:40 Idiosyncrat JPGainsborough: re Haskell -- one amusing thing I will relate
19:41 Idiosyncrat A certain community was looking for a parser and Marpa was suggested ...
19:41 Idiosyncrat but they refused preferring a Haskell parser.
19:41 Idiosyncrat However, nobody had every written the Haskell parser ...
19:42 Idiosyncrat but because of Haskell's academic prestige they preferred not having a parser in Haskell to any other language :-)
19:43 Idiosyncrat As a side note, there is nothing magical about the standard Haskell parsing package, which is an ordinary top-down parser.
19:44 Idiosyncrat And actually not capable of handling the language in question.
19:44 Idiosyncrat (I am deliberately not naming the language community.)
19:46 Idiosyncrat But as long as they don't actually try to implement, this community will stay happy.  :-)
19:49 Idiosyncrat The community I'm talking about is not in the Perl world -- it's not Pugs, which was rapidly winding down when Marpa was still in its early days.
20:46 JPGainsborough fascinating
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