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Date: 2007-04-24 (18:59)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Bug in ocamlyacc
On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 16:32 +0200, Francois Pottier wrote:

> You could in principle pre-compile your parser on your own machine using
> menhir and ship the generated files, so menhir wouldn't be a prerequisite.

Yes, that is possible, assuming I can also ship any required libraries.

> There are at least two reasons why Menhir isn't (yet) shipped with ocaml.
> First, it produces code which is significantly larger than ocamlyacc's
> tables. This might be a problem for some people, so we should add an option to
> produce tables instead of code.

OUCH. That's a significant complication.

>  Second, Menhir is still considered
> experimental, and its input language could still evolve. For instance, its
> treatment of errors and error recovery might be modified in the future, as
> well as its treatment of priorities.

Ocaml is still experimental. Its input language is evolving all 
the time. It wouldn't evolve much if it didn't have a user base.

> Feel free to make suggestions about Menhir! They are most welcome, even
> though, by lack of spare time, Menhir is not moving very fast.

Sure! My thoughts would be: Menhir should really go to GLR.

[Felix has GLR parsing built in :]

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: