L1 Recap from YAPC
allison at parrot.org
Thu Jul 2 13:14:59 UTC 2009
Andrew Whitworth wrote:
> On request, I have written a quick recap of some topics related to L1
> that we discussed at YAPC.
I spent some time talking with chromatic about the general concepts here
after YAPC (since I didn't get to join in at YAPC). Definitely some good
rough ideas here, which we'll refine as we go along. chromatic's
philosophy of tackling this as a series of small refinements is
absolutely critical to making it successful. (From the wiki write up
this was looking like a big thud change, so I was initially skeptical.)
And the first step of moving the existing PMC parser to a PCT-based one
that still generates C is already on the roadmap anyway.
One thing I mentioned is that the name 'L1' has a strong likelihood of
confusion with parser terminology. He suggested Lorito (a small parrot)
as an alternative, which I quite like.
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