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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think a methodical translation of the XML TR to a Perl 6 grammar would be a great asset to Perl 6 as a platform (user perspective) and would equally serve as a benchmark for the usefulness and performance of the grammar language (developer perspective).

    Further, once we have a realisation of the the original vision that the Perl 6 parser itself be a grammar overloadable by the program being under execution, this XML grammar could be used to implement something very much like Javascript’s E4X, without

    • Agree on all points, including the one about that being a separate project. I'm likely to do the bare minimum for Hitomi, and then we'll iteratively try to converge on something clean/fast/maintainable.

      I might mention that Karl Rune Nilsen (krunen++) started building an XML parser at the post-NPW hackathon. It's still in its early stages, but perhaps someone intent on writing the XML parser Aristotle envisions would still like to consult krunen for ideas. Synergy++.