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Re: Dubious features

From: Joel E. Denny
Subject: Re: Dubious features
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 05:00:08 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Akim Demaille wrote:

> always used this "feature" (which at the time was rather an exploit
> from a loophole in the parser) with a single id: the name I wanted to
> give to the union.

Is there a difference between that and a subsequent typedef YYSTYPE id in 
a literal block?

> As for the first point, I had received complaints from users who
> disliked the fact that they faced errors with yacc: they wanted bison
> to be more yackish.

POSIX specifies this?  I didn't find it, but it's like searching for a 
needle in a haystack.  Or is this just a common convention in yacc 
implementations?  I can't imagine the original point of it.


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