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Re: Interactive parsing with Bison

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Interactive parsing with Bison
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 16:34:50 +0200

Le 9 juil. 06 à 16:12, Richard Stallman a écrit :

For Autoconf, that would benefit to many people, yes. Gary Vaughan has already a 2.0 well underway that would allow us to have a faster engine (by loading .so files), by I guess he doesn't have enough time
    to finish it.

That might be very undesirable if it makes our efforts to prevent
non-free extensions more difficult.

I don't understand what you mean.  Guile can load .so modules, that
doesn't make it a non-free software promoter.

And I can't see how it would be
relevant to the speedup.

Compiled C is faster that interpreted (and scanned many times) M4
code.  Some constructs, particularly list processing and call stack
manipulation, are implemented in M4, but extremely slow.  If they
were implemented as extension in C, the speedup would be tremendous.

So it seems like a completely wrong idea.

It seems like this statement is based on a completely wrong idea about
what I meant.

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