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Date: 2002-02-04 (23:04)
From: Chris Hecker <checker@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] syntax change (was: camlp4o problem)

>> I don't propose to start with the normal syntax because it is too much
>> difficult to parse with recursive descent technology. I managed to do
>> it but thanks to hacks.
>Sounds reasonable.  For people who want to learn more about
>advantages/disadvantages of LL-parsers (= recursive descent) vs.
>LALR-parsers (= ocamlyacc), see this article:

I forgot to ask, why is it necessary to move to LL?  Is it the error handling, or is there something about the dynamicness of camlp4 that needs a RD parser to hook into?  I'm not a compiler expert, but I've read about it the differences a bit, but I'd like the expert opinions.  :)


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