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Re: Bison's semantic parsers

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: Bison's semantic parsers
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 12:59:28 +0200

At 11.35 +0200 0-10-10, Akim Demaille wrote:
>Actually I never understood what drove to these names: hairy is
>definitely simpler to read that simple, and simple is much more hairy
>that hairy, imho.

I think that simple perhaps become hairy becuase of that dynamic allocation
stuff and the like. Isn't it time to switch to C++ when writing Bison? What
about GCC, does it still have problems with STL and such?

>There is a URL you didn't list: the PhD from Corbett.  I have not read
>it yet because... it's in bitmap format! (While it clearly was written
>in TeX).  Someday I'll download it (you have to do that page per
>page!!!) and read it, there is certainly much information in there.

Thank you, I tried to look for it but could not find it. Bit maps and
taking it down in pieces sound strange. Perhaps one take it down via some
script and pack it down as a tgz.

  Hans Aberg

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