Is perl6 Parsable?
Adam Kennedy, the author of the perl5 parser module Parse::Perl::Isolated seems to think that perl6 will be unparsable (at least of the technical sense of parsing, such as with YACC).
Here's the original post:
Will _anything_ be able to truly parse and understand perl?
The discussion continues here:
Lexing requires execution
I've been following perl6 development since 2000, and it's really evolving into a massive clusterhack. You have only to look at the Periodic Table of Perl Operators to get a feeling of how hypercomplicated the language is becoming. I think one of the underlying themes of perl6 is to provide a platform without limits, where any conceivable syntactic scheme can be implemented in the language. For example, perl6 will let you create operators of any unicode character and with any precedence. Things like that might be great for the writer of the code, but man, think about the poor sod who has to read and debug it later on!