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From: christopher diggins (cdiggins_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-27 00:05:58

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel" <joel_at_[hidden]>
> Ehmm... I do not think 8 to 10 hours of study is enough to make
> a valid comparative analysis.

You are right, it isn't. I apologize, I just didn't want to appear
completely uninformed ;-)

> This is also the very reason why
> I chose not to compare Spirit with YACC, PCCTS, RDP etc. As much
> as I hate language wars like "hey C# is a lot better than C++",
> I also dislike library wars. Often, such discussions degenerate
> into meaningless "hey, X can do this, Y can't". Yeah, right ;-)

This is an excellent point. I will attempt to avoid making any such
comparisons in the future then. I do believe YARD and Spirit to be
completely different tools and that YARD occupies a useful and somewhat
smaller niche. YARD was intentionally designed as a CFG parser which
supports only statically defined grammar productions and semantic actions,
and without any operator overloading. Do you have any suggestions, on how I
can and should go about presenting a convincing argument for the utility of
such a library? I have written extensive documentation at the library is freely downloadable at public
domain at and comes with a full XML

Thank a lot,

Christopher Diggins

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