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SuperPython - Perl filter module to implement the SuperPython language


  perl -MSuperPython hello.spy

  use SuperPython;
  # (SuperPython code follows here)
  no SuperPython;
  # regular Perl code resumes
  # (not recommended; regular Perl is too hard to understand and maintain)


This module implements a Perl source filter for the SuperPython language, allowing SuperPython code to be embedded into Perl programs.

SuperPython brings to Perl all the benefits of Python's vaunted whitespace-sensitivity, including readability, maintainability, less punctuation, and all that other great crap. In fact, it goes several steps further than Python in this direction. However, SuperPython retains Perl's powerful and flexible underlying semantics.

Example SuperPython programs (*.spy) are included with this module. The syntax should be clear even to a casual observer; however, watch out for the upcoming 'SuperPython in a Nutshell' book from O'Reilly and Associates.


There is no reason why Python itself could not take advantage of the benefits of SuperPython's improved syntax. I look forward to working with the Python community to port this module to work with Python.


Mark Jason Dominus (