Re: Re: "Rindolf" (fka P5TNG) random ideas and news
- Nadav Har'El wrote:
> [ Hoc and Yacc stuff snipped ]I'd like to have a working and consistent specification of how Rindolf
behaves, before I start hacking on the Perl 5 source code. I'm not ruling
the possibility that I would, but I'd like to have an idea how Rindolf
will behave and operate.
At the moment the mailing list is dedicated to discussing how Rindolf
should differ from Perl 5 (and where it should be the same). When we have
a working specification I will present it to the world as Rindolf 1.0 and
announce that the hacking will begin.
Notice that nobody is still working on the Perl 6 interpreter, since every
one of Larry Wall's Apocalypses bring new things that have yet to be
realized. While I have a general idea what is going to be in Rindolf, I'd
like the following to happen:
1. That I write everything down.
2. That I get opinions on it from other people.
3. That the specification was "proven correct". (I.e: does not contain
ambigious elements, etc).
4. That some people (albeit not all) like it.
While too much planning is not a Good Thing<tm>, hacking without a general
idea what is going to be hacked is a dangerous practice. "Sof Ma'aseh
Bemah'shava T'hila". ;-)
If you'd like to join rindolf-discuss I'll be more than happy to have you
there. You seem to have unorthodox and innovative opinions on almost
everything (which many times contradict my own), and I can always use
people like you.
Naturally, everybody else on this list: Oleg, Chen, OmerM, OmerZ, AlexSh
(I don't hear much from him lately here), Gil'ad, Mulix, Adi, Arik,
Tzafrir, Gaal and everybody else I can't recall now, are welcome to join
too. I just think that:
1. Rindolf's scope is large enough to be a strain on this list.
2. Some of the discussions and flamewars will not interest hackers-il too
3. It won't be practical to appoint hackers-il as the official Rindolf
mailing-list (assuming the project takes off).
There is no IGLU Cabal! Their gradually converted the perl 5 source code
to run Python source, (just for the fun and challenge), and found out the
resultant code was identical with the original python code. It is unknown
what happened in the corresponding python->perl project.
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