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Re: RFC: enum instead of #define for tokens

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: RFC: enum instead of #define for tokens
Date: 05 Apr 2002 13:02:04 +0200
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>>>>> "Anthony" == Anthony DeRobertis <address@hidden> writes:

Anthony> On Friday, April 5, 2002, at 03:32 AM, Akim Demaille wrote:

>> that's why I have snippets like this in some of my parsers:
>> | %token COMMA ","
Anthony> I had forgotten about that feature. Thanks for reminding me.

Anthony> That is a very good alternative to char tokens. 

It's more than an alternative, it's a generalization of the comfort
for writing the grammars.

Anthony> Though I don't see what's inherently evil about char tokens,

There is just no added power.

Anthony> and getting rid of them would break a lot of grammars,
Anthony> methinks.

I certainly will not remove this feature!  I just won't do any efforts
for Unicode.

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