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Re: MAXTABLE & Serious issues with bison 1.30

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: MAXTABLE & Serious issues with bison 1.30
Date: 03 Jan 2002 11:02:48 +0100
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>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Van Holder <address@hidden> writes:

>> Happy new year.

Tim> Best wishes to you and yours as well.


>> This is something upon which we will all agree.  First of all, what
>> is the exact limit you're hitting?

Tim> I didn't expirment to find out the actual size used; doubling the
Tim> existing limit seemed acceptable (in fact, I think the existing
Tim> limit was only chosen for memory conservation reasons, as a lower
Tim> limit is used for the real-mode DOS version; those issues hardly
Tim> matter these days (especially since we're talking about less than
Tim> 1MB)).

Sorry, I was pretty unclear: I meant what Bison limit is hit?  Number
of rules, number of items, number of symbols, number of gotos etc.
But you seem to have given a grammar, I'll have a look myself, thanks!

>> 1.30 is dead broken.

Tim> I noticed.


Tim> Sure. I'm told it is GPL'd, so I can distribute it.  I've
Tim> attached it to this message.  


Tim> It's not the cleanest grammar by a long shot (1060+681 conflicts,
Tim> most of which were probably caused by stripping the actions), but
Tim> that shouldn't matter to bison.

No kidding!!! Yahoo!

Tim> as bison has no relation to autoconf.
>> Yes, it has: me.
Tim> Well yes - but I meant bison as a program, not the bison
Tim> project. 

Man, I know, I was teasing :)

Tim> I don't mind if bison _uses_ a prerelease version, but then the
Tim> generated files should also be in CVS.

Again, this is what I would have done had exp needed exp, but it is
not the case, it uses 1.31.  We agree.

Tim> Then the configure script for the trunk should check for a
Tim> compatible version of bison and complain if it's not found.

You sure have some spare time Tim :)  Be my guest.

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