Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #perl11, 2013-04-07

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18:38 jeffreykegler joined #perl11
18:39 jeffreykegler Answering my own back-logged question (Mar 31), re the sens in which "extensibility" is meant
18:40 jeffreykegler Looking at http://perl11.org/p2/p2-extensions.html, it seems that the reference is clearly to LISP ...
18:40 jeffreykegler and extensibility as in LISP
18:43 jeffreykegler An alternative sense of "extensible" involves expanding the BNF with new rules and symbols as the parse proceeds -- I think
18:44 jeffreykegler ... some recursive descent variants allow a limited form of this.
18:45 jeffreykegler Anyway, in the Marpa context, LISP-style extensibility means more flexible lexing and post-processing, which is my current focus

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