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Jeffrey Kegler

  • Website: www.jeffreykegler.com
  • About: I blog about Perl, with a focus on parsing and Marpa, my parsing algorithm based on Jay Earley's.
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  • Gabor Szabo commented on Wikipedia linking to CPAN

    @Steven Haryanto, thanks for the quote! I always assumed those are real numbers. Now it is even more confusing what the readers of Reddit think :)

    @Dana Jacobsen, for a long time I tried to avoid editing Wikipedia after one of my articles was deleted without warning in a very stupid way, but I am sure some other people can handle Wikipedia better than I do.
    So I can totally see the situation you were in, but as I see from the list of pages I linked to, there are also plenty of pages with links to the implementations. Indeed very inconsistent standard.

  • davidegx commented on Wikipedia linking to CPAN

    SCO is quite ugly and I cannot see better reason to point to MetaCPAN :)

    I'll do my best. Although fix all the Wikipedia will be difficult, according to the Spanish Wikipedia Perl doesn't have switch sentence... :(

  • Ben Bullock commented on A tour on perl-5.18.1 with c2ast, Marpa-powered C parser

    This is a nice demonstration. But ...


    Nevertheless, these are all good practices

    Debatable. POSIX doesn't allow me to have a typedef benbullock_t or a function called strike_me_with_a_hammer () in my program since it may clash with the future POSIX something or other. These restrictions are just a little ridiculous, and whatever problems do actually occur could be fixed when they do actually occur, not by hogging gigantic spaces of identifiers.

  • Jean-Damien Durand commented on A tour on perl-5.18.1 with c2ast, Marpa-powered C parser

    Ron,
    Point 0 acked and header added.
    Thanks / JD.

  • john napiorkowski commented on A tour on perl-5.18.1 with c2ast, Marpa-powered C parser

    How is it debatable? My understanding is that its not impossible that some future compiler will not compile the source because of this. Is that true? If so than this work is valuable and we should at least have it on the list.

    I'm not a C/C++ programmer and don't know the pains here, but it seems with a tool like this one we can detect and solve them. Obviously the work is a pain in the ass to deal with but I guess that's the result of using an open standard like C

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