[antlr-interest] ANTLR 3 & hidden token management?
parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Mon Aug 7 14:46:40 PDT 2006
On Aug 7, 2006, at 2:19 PM, Sean Walton wrote:
> Here is the foundational difference between the industry and
> academics. This is far from "beta" stability. I regularly crash
> the thing, and functionality is less than consistent and stable.
The release says "crashes still if you give it bad code", which you
do all the time. I have the warning on there that it's mainly for
experienced ANTLR folks. I use it all the time and it works great,
but I know what valid input is. This is just not fault-tolerant yet
with a few known issues I'm trying to track down.
> After working with ANTLR, I was very surprised that this version
> was given a major version number (without even an 'a' or 'b'!), and
> "early release" is simply not descriptive enough. (How would the
> Java community react if 1.6 crashed all the time! How would
> Microsoft react??). I know that major version numbers indicate a
> complete change or overhaul to the tool, but it also indicates a
> certain level of stability.
It purely indicates complete overhaul.
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