July 2010 Archives

Parsing Perl 3: Perl and Minimalism

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

One Idea to Rule Them All

Ever since the 50's, the fashion in language design has been minimalism. Languages were designed around paradigms, and paradigms were judged on elegance. If your choice of paradigm was lists, the result was LISP. If you decided on strings, you invented SNOBOL. Arrays, you wound up with APL. If …

About Jeffrey Kegler

user-pic I blog about Perl, with a focus on parsing and Marpa, my parsing algorithm based on Jay Earley's.