From: John Max Skaller (skaller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-09 15:50:14
Greg Colvin wrote:
> > 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.
Sure, but there is still a tradeoff.
Why would you want to allow left-recursion,
for example? It doesn't increase the expressiveness
of the grammar. It's very expensive to handle
in an RD parser.
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