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Date: 2001-09-05 (19:39)
From: Brian Rogoff <bpr@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Different types of streams
On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Daniel de Rauglaudre wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 10:30:37AM -0400, Patrick M Doane wrote:
> >   - Including camlp4 in the standard caml distribution
> This is planed.

That's wonderful. I suspect that much of the heat you're getting right now
is because people are confused or don't really understand what the plans
are for CamlP4 and OCaml. Maybe that roadmap isn't such a bad idea?

> >   - Modifiying the caml compilers to always use camlp4 for preprocessing.
> I have renounced that since a long time: they love yacc too much. Most
> people consider that parsing = LALR and no other technic can exist.

I prefer recursive descent, but my big gripe with yacc(s) is that they
always seem to be stuck in the original 70s BNF. Can't someone just write
an upwardly compatible yacc clone that supports a rich BNF?

-- Brian

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