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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ooops I missed the QUESTION-ROUND, below are my questions ? If u can't answer it is not a big deal :")

    i read ...can't remember probably in RFC's that there should be event-loop integreted in Perl ? will there be such if yes can u provide a simple example ?

    There will be filters ? in the spirit of Apache2 that u can chain the in/out or this is more mod_perl thingy ?

    there was discussion on perl-language list about MACRO language ? or it will be like a separate module in the CORE-packages ?

    it was mentioned
    • Re:more questions (Score:2, Informative)

      by podmaster (3169) on 2002.05.21 19:43 (#8667) Journal
      it was mentioned that Parrot will allow freezing/thawing stuff ? will there be keywords for this or it will be separate modules like it is today with Perl5 ?
      Does it really matter? (the functionality will be available, it only makes sense to put it in a module -- i'm pretty sure that's where it will end up, who wants a bloated perl)
      One last thing may be not in the context of all this i was wondering... one thing that amazes me about languages like Lisp & Prolog is the possibilities to treat the program as DATA i.e. to be able to change the CODE on the fly ? Or the Perl language is diifferent in this aspect and such thing is not feasable/worth ? Probably the reason that Perl6 parser will be in Perl will give us some freedom on this issue ...
      I'm not familiar with List or Prolog. What exactly do you mean? In Perl6 the entire program will be available to itself ( the program ). Every { BLOCK } will be turned into a closure, and every pod BLOCK into a stream. You can manipulate each as you see fit. Also, eval will still exists... does that clear it up for you?
      • it was mentioned that Parrot will allow freezing/thawing stuff ? will there be keywords for this or it will be separate modules like it is today with Perl5 ?

        Does it really matter? (the functionality will be available, it only makes sense to put it in a module -- i'm pretty sure that's where it will end up, who wants a bloated perl)

        To freeze and thaw properly requires core support, otherwise it just can't be done without a lot of really evil, and fragile, hackery. Perl 5 doesn't quite do it complet