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Re: Unsatisfied %expectations

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Unsatisfied %expectations
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 17:24:16 +0100
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>>> "Joel" == Joel E Denny <address@hidden> writes:

 > However, consider how this will impact the development of new,
 > experimental grammars. Every time the grammar is tweaked, the
 > number of conflicts may change slightly.  The developer must then
 > run bison, observe the number of conflicts reported in the error,
 > update the bison spec with that number, and then try to compile
 > again.  This could really slow down development especially when
 > hacking a grammar for the sake of debugging.  I can imagine this
 > being incredibly frustrating for students (or anyone) learning
 > bison for the first time.

Sure!  But then just comment you %expects until it's stable!  I'm not
proposing to change the default behavior: conflicts are warnings
(unless their number is spelled out).

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