[antlr-interest] ANTLR 3.0ea1 and ANTLRWorks 1.0ea1 released!

Jean Bovet antlr-list at arizona-software.ch
Thu Jun 2 10:49:59 PDT 2005

It's true that Swing eats a lot of memory, but it should work well  
with a 184Kb file. The problem is that if the grammar file is a v2  
grammar, I can easily imagine that memory gets short because of the  
analysis error that ANTLRWorks and ANTLR will generate.

As usual with early access release, I cannot guarantee that it will  
open *any* grammar file. However, I would love to receive a few  
grammar file that causes trouble to ANTLRWorks so the next early  
access version will be better ;-)


Le 2 juin 05 à 05:20, stefan a écrit :

> On Thursday 02 June 2005 14:42, rvjansen at xs4all.nl wrote:
>>> well 64 mb is a LOT of mem to occupy for opening a 184kb file.
>> Trust me, for any reasonable Swing program it is next to nothing.  
>> I have
>> come to accept this, although that was hard for someone who's large
>> Assembler-XF programs counted 3-4K instructions and then was  
>> shocked at
>> the median size of a COBOL program at a whopping 32K.
>    I've build few swing applications and I can say swing it's quite  
> slow and
> consumes a lot of resources.
>    I consider this is not the most important part as long as:
>   - the application is reliable from a functional point of view
>   - small response time for simple operations
>   - it offers me information of the ongoing long operations
>   - presents exceptions in a understandable way (I prefer a simple  
> message
> like "Oooops! Bad click!" to a stack trace)
>   - I have the resources (I think these days 256M of RAM is  
> affordable)
> Stefan.

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