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Re: Bison 1.28c is released

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: Bison 1.28c is released
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 21:27:01 +0200

At 16:40 +0200 2001/08/17, Akim Demaille wrote:
>>> An option that comes to my mind is the ability to change the ".tab"
>>> infix only: It would be more logical if was ".y" or nothing.
>> Yes, it's a good idea.
>Please, no.  Stop this featurism. ... MacOS shall not have more
>influence than this, we already went way too far.

Clearly, MacOS does not have anything to do it, as I a long time made my
own patch.

It is simply so that ".tab" isn't very logical, and it ".y" or nothing
ought to be better. If one does not want it as an optional feature, it is
easy to hardwire either choice.

>...Our world is that of shells and Makefile
>and mv to do what ever you want to.

Then you and others that like ".tab" can easily write a shell script. :-)

>It seems to me that there is already way enough means to play tricks
>with file names to have this completely useless.  And %output will be

One important principle in programming language design I think is to help
people to avoid having to play tricks all the time, as it distracts from
the real programming tasks.

  Hans Aberg

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