Perl 6? Yeah, right.
Posted Sep 23, 2006 9:34 UTC (Sat) by fergal
Parent article: Perl 6? Yeah, right.
And for the fans of the C programming language, Perl 6 provides macro support, in the form of the ability to alter the Perl 6 grammar itself from within your Perl 6 code.
You mean lisp, not C. Perl has had C macros for decades (perl -P). C style macros allow you to stitch bits of text together before they get parsed. Lisp style macros allow you to take parsed code and manipulate it before it gets compiled to it's final form. This is a much safer and more powerful idea than C style macros.
All that said, Perl 6 does not excite me at all, it looks like it will be even easier to do stuff that only 10% or 1% of the perl community can understand.
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