[antlr-interest] Re: suggested ANTLR projects?

Brian Smith brian-l-smith at uiowa.edu
Tue Aug 12 19:57:23 PDT 2003

tbrandonau wrote:
> Ensemble section). In fact the Netbeans support could be improved 
> upon, incremental lexing gains from having a way to in effect return 
> multiple tokens at a time, to tell the incremental lexer not to try 
> an resume in the middle of a token (e.g. in Antlr you want to 
> return "options {" as two tokens: LITERAL_options and LCURLY but you 
> want to lex it in a single rule) so either non-restartable tokens or 

Please explain why "options {" is better lexed as a single rule? I 
noticed this kind of thing in ANTLR's antlr.g grammar and I simply could 
not understand why the grammar was written like that. I feel I must be 
overlooking something.



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