[antlr-interest] ANTLR vs lex/yacc

Bryan Ewbank ewbank at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 17:26:39 PST 2005

I am probably also in the minority here, but I don't think yacc is
really that difficult either -- LALR is fine.

ANTLR is just another tool in my portfolio; the reason I'm using it
for my current project is that I wanted to take advantage of the tree
operation.  In fact, we're not getting quite the benefits we'd
expected.  It's perhaps better than yacc, but perhaps not.

What it is, is a different paradigm.  Another was of looking at
whatever problem you're looking at.

If it works, great.  If yacc works better, great.

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