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932RE: Yet another proposal

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  • Dwight Lillie
    Nov 1, 1999
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      err...one thing about yacc though is that it has that left
      recursion/reduction thingy going for it.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: parrt@... [mailto:parrt@...]
      > Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 8:55 AM
      > To: antlr-interest@onelist.com
      > Subject: [antlr-interest] Yet another proposal
      >
      >
      > From: <parrt@...>
      >
      > Michael Schmitt writes:
      > >From: Michael Schmitt <schmitt@...-luebeck.de>
      > >
      > >Hi,
      > >
      > >yesterday I presented ANTLR to one of my friends who is also
      > one of the
      > >major developers of KDE, the wonderful desktop environment for Linux.
      > >
      > >I tought I had convinced him that ANTLR is superior to YACC which is
      > >still widespread. But then he pointed out a little details that makes
      > >ANTLR unusable in a project like KDE in which a lot of people are
      > >involved: Whereas YACC produces "complete" code, the code
      > generated by
      > >ANTLR requires some additional files. Of course, all needed files are
      > >included in the ANTLR distribution but ANTLR may not be accessible to
      > >all project members. This seems to be a minor problem but actually it
      > >stops him from using ANTLR.
      > >
      > >For that reason, I propose to provide an options that puts
      > all necessary
      > >(C++) files in the target directory automatically.
      >
      > Has he not heard of a jar file? Either jar up all of the
      > .class files
      > or use the antlr.jar (that I usually have filled with all run .class).
      >
      > He probably won't use Java because the .class files are in the jdk
      > directory not his ;)
      >
      > Pretty lame excuse. Introduce him to jar and *then* antlr. ;)
      >
      > Death to yacc! Love live ANTLR! :)
      >
      > Ter
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