A freelance software engineer with experience in webapplications, databases and bioinformatics.
A contributor to Parrot and the person behind Pipp.
A physicist who worked with third sound in Helium-III and CCD X-ray detectors.
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github: http://github.com/bschmalhofer [github.com]
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Klaas Jan's excellent "Parrot Compiler Tools" - Tutorial inspired me to go back and reimplement HQ9+ with PCT. The result is in http://svn.perl.org/viewvc/parrot/trunk/languages/hq9plus/.
As HQ9+ is not really a hard language, it all went fairly smooth. 'mk_language_shell.pl' created me a stub in 'languages/hq9plus'. Then I copied some reusable files from the old implementation in 'languages/HQ9plus'. This was fine under Linux, but caused pain for folks on case-insensitive file systems. Sorry, next time I try to think before committing!
For looking up snippets of PAST I used the old trick: write a snippet of Perl 6 and look at the PAST that Rakudo generates.
The last problem was whitespace handling. For that I only needed a simple change in the grammar. Replace all 'rule's by 'token's and sprinkle some '\s*'s.
The next thing on my agenda is for Plumhead and Eclectus. I want to switch from 'generate PIR that sets up PAST' to 'generate NQP that sets up PAST'.