[antlr-interest] Re: Fwd: Ant Book Approacheth [Was PreservingFileWriter]

bob mcwhirter bob at werken.com
Wed Jun 12 06:42:12 PDT 2002

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, jsrs701 wrote:

> <rant>
> What is it about open source projects and the endemic problem that 
> the most basic things keep getting reimplemented?!  "If it ain't 
> broke, rewrite it."  That seems to be the mantra.
> </rant>

So, how's that JavaCC-based grammar of yours coming along? Oh, sorry,
I meant lex/yacc?

Everyone has a different definition of "ain't broke".  To mean, ant
is broken.  To ant, make was broken.  To antlr, javacc is broken.

Sure, we have a lot of NIH syndrome, but sometimes I think it pays off.



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