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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • to produce IMCC output so you can target Parrot.

    Not sure how well that would work yet, but cool none the less!

    • Another obvious backend is to produce Perl 6 code.

      There are many ways to implement a Perl 5 to Perl 6 translator. For example, a B module similar to B::Deparse could do a good job. But it won't work on all Perl 5 sources. (See the BUGS section in the B::Deparse manpage.) Another way is to build a completely standalone Perl 5 parser. Very difficult (it's a task for Damians). A third solution is to put a hook into Perl 5.10's parser. The fourth solution is my Evil Hack. Of course, those solutions are not mutually exclusive.

      I think that producting a working Perl52Perl6 converter is very important. We'll see what Hugo has to say about it.