[antlr-interest] Re: C# port of 2.7.2

micheal_jor open.zone at virgin.net
Tue Mar 12 14:48:39 PST 2002

--- In antlr-interest at y..., "Smith, Eric V." <ericsmith at w...> wrote:
> I am the person who did the 2.7.1 port to C#, such as it is.  
> I'm thinking of re-porting the 2.7.2a2 build in order to get 
> everything back in sync.  But this is a big job and I don't 
> want to do it if 2.7.2a2 is likely to undergo many (any?) 
> changes before being released.
> So, does anyone (Ter?) know how "good" 2.7.2a2 is?  I'm 
> defining good as "the version downloadable from antlr.org is 
> patched for all known bugs and is believed to be all but 
> releasable".  Since I ported this by starting with the Java 
> code, I'm really only interested in the Java generator.
> If it's reasonably good, then I'll start the porting work.  
> I'll need to track any fixes subsequently made to 2.7.2a2.

I'm already working on the 2.7.2a2 port Eric. Along with an updated 
2.7.1 using ideas from the work you were kind enough to share. I'm 
trying to ensure that the debugging stuff is also supported for C#.

> I'd really like to make this easier in the future somehow, 
> but the code generator and runtime currently don't lend 
> themselves to anything but a complete re-port.  I've got some 
> ideas but they're all a tremendous up-front effort for some 
> possible time savings in the future.  Kind of a hard sell, 
> even to myself.

Perhaps if you elaborate?. I must admt I gave up on any big re-orgs 
until I'm more familiar with Antlr's internals.



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