[antlr-interest] When will the beta book be available?
parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Fri Dec 22 17:07:24 PST 2006
On Dec 22, 2006, at 4:42 PM, Bill Mayfield wrote:
> Hi Terence,
> First a BIG BIG BIG thank you for the work you've put into ANTLR
> 3!!! It's such an improvement over ANTLR 2... I like it! Great
> work! :-)
Thanks! It's been a long 3.5 years (working every day including
weekends except for the past few months). I really do think I
understand parser generators now and this tool is the culmination of
everything I've learned about parsing and just plain coding in general.
> Any idea on when the pdf (beta) version of the book will be
> available. You don't know how many times I have wished I had access
> to your knowledge right now! Would gladly pay 5 times the price
> just for that ;-)
Should I up the price of the book? ;)
The development editor and the other hip cats at pragmatic
programmers bookshelf are evaluating the book as we speak and
hopefully first week of January or second week you'll have a beta
version that includes most of the stuff. Just posted a tutorial
(with almost no text) on building a tree-based interpreter. I think
you will enjoy... requires the absolute up to the second version of
the tool but hey ;) I made a huge number of improvements today to
support building interpreters. I decided this was too much for the
current book, which is really a reference manual. The next book will
be all about building domain specific languages.
> A merry christmas to you and your family...
Thanks, Bill. Happy holidays. :)
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