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Re: Two problems with the GLR parsers

From: akim
Subject: Re: Two problems with the GLR parsers
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 09:03:47 +0100
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On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 11:57:18PM -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> > From: Akim Demaille <address@hidden>
> > Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:37:23 +0100
> > 
> > I'll try to extend the test ASAP.  I'll also try to fix the error
> > handling in Yacc.  But I'm running low on time: I leave at the end of
> > next week for a month :(
> We really should get an official version of Bison out before then,
> since the current official Bison version mishandles the Bash grammar.

I'm wokring hard on this :)  Autoconf is out already.

> The current CVS Bison has the following problems that I know of:
> * The line numbers disagree in one GLR test case, which is what you're
>   looking into as described above.


> * GLR parsers fail badly on 32-bit Solaris SPARC when compiled with
>   the Sun ONE Studio 7 C compiler see
>   <http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/bug-bison/2002-November/001892.html>.
>   They work fine if I switch to 64-bit, or if I switch to GCC.  It's
>   conceivable that it is a Forte bug, but more likely the bug is in
>   Bison.


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