[antlr-interest] merged Ric's changes into main ANTLR line

Terence Parr parrt at jguru.com
Mon Dec 3 11:56:55 PST 2001

On Monday, December 3, 2001, at 03:13  AM, Christian Ernst wrote:

> Hy !

Hiya Christian! :)

> Terence Parr wrote:
>>  I have about 10 things that I want to fix before releasing a 2.7.2
>> version.
> I would be intertested if it would contains changes for:
> 1. The Java Generator  for generating smaller static array 
> initializer !?

It's on the list!  1/1 so far. :)  Can't decide whether I want to do a 
really fancy thing or just solve this immediate problem.  For example, 
if I define a GIF like compression for these bitsets it would solve this 
big static thing as well as help some lookahead computations in the 
lexer.  Hmm....I better not bite off more than I can chew between now 
and new years ;)

> 2. Cutting down the size of the Java Runtime library !?
>     ( removing any dependicies to antlr/Tool class, adding a class for 
> string
> manipulation ?!)

oops... 1/2. ;)  I hadn't planned on doing that for this release.  Are 
you using a small device?  What string manipulation would you like?  I 
have lots of fun routines hiding in my jGuru portal code. :)

> Are you interested in changes for ANTLR for building with ANT !?

Well, I'm fundamentally opposed to ANT no matter how good it is (people 
have sent me like 3 config files already) because I oppose making Humans 
grok XML.  Please see


for my rationale (no hate-mail til you've read that please <wink>).  
Sorry, this is my little bit of civil disobedience.  ANT is great and I 
support the tool in my jGuru capacity, but...


Yes, I know the make situation is a mess right now (Ric and I are just 
discussing it) ;)

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