From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-08 22:46:50
From: joel de guzman <isis-tech_at_[hidden]>
> From: "Greg Colvin" :
> > From: John Max Skaller <skaller_at_[hidden]>
> > > Greg Colvin wrote:
> > >
> > > > Spirit should be able to handle any context-free
> > > > grammer you care to throw at it
> > >
> > > Why? Most parser tools impose some restrictions
> > > on the grammars they accept. Why should you expect Spirit
> > > to be any different?
> > Because it can be?
> > It depends of course on how you make the tradeoff
> > between speed and power. For a tool like Spirit
> > I'd rather have power.
> Both points well taken. It's a balance between flexibility and
> I was just looking into: http://www.combo.org/accent/
This appears to be an Earley parser.
> "Unlike other compiler compilers, Accent does not impose any
> restrictions on grammars. You don't have to adapt your grammar
> to the limitations of a particular parsing technique."
> Perhaps I'll pick up a few tidbits here and there.
> What do you think?
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