[antlr-interest] ANTLR build and package layout
gudnabrsam at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 19 11:57:51 PDT 2002
The article basically says that XML adds levels of
complexity the human mind has evolved to infer by
reflex. Hopefully he wouldn't have to explain "why
that's bad." Beyond that, I personally am careful how
I speak to those who have made fundamental
contributions to computer science. Have you?
Just some thoughts,
--- Xue-Feng Yang <just4look at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Totally disagree!
> The link you gave doesn't talk about "why that's
> BTW, I wrote several compilers without using any
> compiler compiler. However I never think that
> compiler is useless.
> --- Terence Parr <parrt at jguru.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday, September 19, 2002, at 06:27 AM,
> > Benson wrote:
> > > For whatever it's worth, Brian is not the only
> > out
> > > here who wishes there were an Ant build for
> > I am fundamentally opposed to Ant (even though it
> > reputed to be
> > good) because it forces users to type XML. See
> > "Humans Should Not Have
> > to Grok XML", which explains why that's bad:
> > I believe I'm pretty persuasive in that article.
> > [though it will
> > make no difference whatsoever to most people who
> > "every language
> > should be XML" people--makes me wanna retch, but
> > that emotion is a good
> > thing since it forced me to make ANTLR (yacc makes
> > me...well..er...yack!)].
> > Nonetheless, my goal is to make ANTLR useful for
> > folks. Hence, if
> > somebody sends me a fresh Ant script with an
> > explanation so I don't
> > have to think much, I will consider inserting it
> > using it for ANTLR
> > builds.
> > Ter
> > --
> > Co-founder, http://www.jguru.com
> > Creator, ANTLR Parser Generator:
> > http://www.antlr.org
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