Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Perl and Its Future

Damian Conway:

As for Perl 6, I think it’s impossible to accurately estimate just how valuable a built-in grammar mechanism is until you actually have one. It’s true that XML and YAML/JSON cover a lot of data representation needs, but there is a vast amount of data that isn’t available in those formats and will never be unless it’s parsed and converted. And a grammar is unquestionably the best way to do that.

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