OT: Ultimate Language Syntax Cleanness Comparison

Jeremy Fincher tweedgeezer at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 8 04:55:35 CET 2003


holger krekel <pyth at devel.trillke.net> wrote in message news:<mailman.1044658940.11235.python-list at python.org>...
> I was actually quite surprised to find out (together with a perl-friend)
> that there is no easy way to parse perl. All the methods involve 
> evaluating/executing it at the same time.  Cool, isn't it.

That's not true.  Perl *is* compiled to a bytecode format (what do you
think all the jazz about Parrot is for?)  There's no easy way to lex
Perl separate from parsing it.  Lexing and parsing Perl code is one in
the same.  Evaluating it is entirely separate.

Jeremy




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