From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-08 10:26:55
From: joel de guzman <isis-tech_at_[hidden]>
> From: "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_[hidden]>
> > I have received the OK from a compiler vendor using a recursive descent
> > backtracking parser for C++ to reveal their identity. And the winner is...
> > Metrowerks
> > -Dave
> I knew it! And its not a slouch. And Spirit was written on
> a Mac using CW. I recall reading that Metrowerks got
> this compiler with pluggable back-ends from a guy named
> (geez I can't recall). But they hired him and the rest is history.
> Cool! RD is not a dead-end.
Yes, it is. A C++ compiler has only one grammer to deal
with. Spirit should be able to handle any context-free
grammer you care to throw at it, but being recursive
descent it cannot.
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