Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2016-12-30

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02:28 idiosyncrat_ I have cleared away the underbrush of required refactorings and now am ready to start hacking the SLIF's lexer.
02:28 idiosyncrat_ New features being considered:
02:28 idiosyncrat_ 1.) "eager" tokens (currently all tokens are "greedy")
02:29 idiosyncrat_ 2.) changing priorities to be "absolute".  Current priorities only break ties for tokens at the same location.
02:30 idiosyncrat_ Absolute means if there is a priority 2 lexeme of any length and/or eagerness, you will get that lexeme, and not any lexeme of priority 1 or lower.
02:30 idiosyncrat_ 3.) Lookahead.
02:31 idiosyncrat_ These 3 changes will produce a far more powerful and flexible lexer than the current SLIF lexer.
02:32 idiosyncrat_ In terms of power and flexibility, it may well be better than anything out there.
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05:42 ronsavage JK: Go for it!
05:45 idiosyncrat_ ronsavage: Thanks.  I think you might like these changes, since they'll particularly enhance your style of parsing.
05:45 idiosyncrat_ Good night!
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22:15 ronsavage JK: Thanx, but I'd prefer if they enhanced my non-existent style of winning lotteries :-)).

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