Perthon Python-to-Perl Language Translation
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Perthon Design Notes

  • Human readable output -- Although very possible to reimplement the Python interpreter in Perl, that is not the goal.
  • Should Perthon rigorously follow the Python language spec? or should it merely add a Pythonic dialect to Perl? Time will tell how realistic the former is. Or should the type of code generation be a compiler option?
  • Optionally work as a Perl source code filter.
  • Provide high integration with Perl (e.g. Perthon code manipulating Perl data structures and calling CPAN modules).
  • How much run-time v.s. static checking is done?