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Re: Interactive parsing with Bison

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: Interactive parsing with Bison
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 17:01:12 +0200

On 29 Jun 2006, at 15:14, Frans Englich wrote:

Why don't you decide to separate development into two "branches"?

This would in effect be two different computer programs, which would
require different names, and different development teams.

The conservative version would only have bug fixes, so over time it would
require very little maintenance.

It is a major hassle to have more than version in play. Common in commercial operations, but rare in university software, as there is not enough work-force to do it.

Saying "This would in effect be two different computer programs" is to
conclude the whole point of the idea. The point is to separate the two
mutually exclusive ideas of conservatism, and supplying a piece that is
designed how users actually wants it.

One problem has to do with how things are called under UNIX: when calling "bison", it must be bison that is called.

You are free to start your own, conservative version of Bison though. :-)

  Hans Aberg

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