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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I just can't support a language that both allows and requires this...

    You say you can't support such a language, but your actions say something different. You're developing for a project, Parrot, that is implemented in C supports the language.

    If you don't want to support the language C, write Parrot in something else. What's that? C has many advantages in terms of portability and performance over alternatives for a project like Parrot? Also, C has this huge installed base, which guarantees high-quality implementations and a large, experienced programming community.

    Whether you "cannot support" it or not, you might have to use it for pragmatic reasons. Complaints aside, how would it be different if you did support it?

    • Also, C has this huge installed base, which guarantees high-quality implementations and a large, experienced programming community.

      Stop, you're killing me!

      Complaints aside, how would it be different if you did support it?

      I wouldn't be trying to replace it, that's for sure.

      • Also, C has this huge installed base, which guarantees high-quality implementations and a large, experienced programming community.

        Stop, you're killing me!

        So, what is it that you find funny above? That C compilers are of high quality or that there's a large, experienced programming community surrounding C or both?
        I guess you could criticize C compilers for quality, but everything's relative. What language implementations have higher quality compilers available?

        The experience and size of the C programmin

        • That C compilers are of high quality or that there's a large, experienced programming community surrounding C or both?

          Ever try to write a cross-platform C99 application? The standard's most of a decade old now. It'd be lovely if compilers could support it. (Microsoft only has a few thousand programmers. I'm sure they'll get around to it eventually.)

          I'd also love to meet a few members of this large, experienced programming community. I could put two or three of them to work!

          So, which effort of y

          • Ever try to write a cross-platform C99 application? The standard's most of a decade old now. It'd be lovely if compilers could support it. (Microsoft only has a few thousand programmers. I'm sure they'll get around to it eventually.)

            I have to admit, I haven't done a lot of checking for strict C99 compatibility. From what I'm given to understand, everybody except Microsoft does an excellent job of supporting the C99 standard.

            Microsoft not supporting cross platform development. Shocking!!

            I'd also love to m