[antlr-interest] Yo, Ter (was Re: ANTLR build and package layout)

lgcraymer lgc at mail1.jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Sep 19 21:31:54 PDT 2002


Why not make your kiddies write a domain specific language for 
generating skeletal ANT scripts?  That would be the obvious analog to 
the PCCTS Makefile generator and would be a good class assignment.


--- In antlr-interest at y..., Terence Parr <parrt at j...> wrote:
> On Thursday, September 19, 2002, at 06:27  AM, Matt Benson wrote:
> > For whatever it's worth, Brian is not the only one out
> > here who wishes there were an Ant build for ANTLR.
> I am fundamentally opposed to Ant (even though it is reputed to be 
> good) because it forces users to type XML.  See "Humans Should Not 
> to Grok XML", which explains why that's bad:
> http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-sbxml.html
> I believe I'm pretty persuasive in that article. ;)  [though it will 
> make no difference whatsoever to most people who are "every language 
> should be XML" people--makes me wanna retch, but that emotion is a 
> thing since it forced me to make ANTLR (yacc makes 
> me...well..er...yack!)].
> Nonetheless, my goal is to make ANTLR useful for you folks.  Hence, 
> somebody sends me a fresh Ant script with an explanation so I don't 
> have to think much, I will consider inserting it and using it for 
> builds.
> Ter
> --
> Co-founder, http://www.jguru.com
> Creator, ANTLR Parser Generator: http://www.antlr.org


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