ext/nqp, ext/winxed

Moritz Lenz moritz at faui2k3.org
Wed Sep 5 05:11:32 UTC 2012

On 09/04/2012 10:21 PM, Will Coleda wrote:
> We were just noting how quiet #ps is, so I thought I'd throw this
> question out to the list.
> What should we do with ext/nqp?
> 1) delete it, and update all our tools that use it to use winxed instead.
> 2) replace it with the new nqp.
> 3) leave it alone.
> * ?

> I'm leaning towards #1 - if winxed is the defacto "HLL" in our build
> process, I'd rather stick with a single language to fit that role,
> rather than have 2 different options. Even if we keep #2, I'd
> recommend rewriting any of our build steps to use winxed instead of
> updating them to the new nqp syntax.

Does winxed have a grammar engine or anything comparable that helps with
parsing? The current NQP code heavily relies on NQP's implementation of
Perl 6 grammars.


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