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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
February 27, 2004 03:40
Subject:
Re: switch from byacc to bison
Message ID:
20040227113932.GD46380@plum.flirble.org
On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 01:17:27AM +0000, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 05:22:46PM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 01:46:06PM +0000, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> > 
> > > Anyway, I was envisaging that the patch might go into 5.8.x, but it's
> > > definitely too scary for anything earlier. All the old byacc parser
> > 
> > Depends how scarey it looks. How close is its output to the current *.c files,
> > given the same input?
> 
> Well, its like not close at all really. The boilerplate code is totally
> different, and the tables generally have different names and totally
> different content. Also, error recovery seems to be better.

But thinking about merging it, I ask myself "Is it binary compatible?"
and I don't think I can answer this myself.

Nicholas Clark

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