[antlr-interest] Postscript parsing

Terence Parr parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Mon Nov 30 21:03:21 PST 2009

Hi. i think it's overkill. A lexer plus a simple interpreter around  
the token stream is good enough.

On Nov 30, 2009, at 7:34 PM, Andrew Simmons wrote:

> Hi
> I was wondering if anyone had any views on the suitability or
> otherwise of ANTLR for parsing Postscript. There was a discussion here
> a few years back about this general area, and there's Mr Parr's lab
> exercise on the site. However,  I'm wondering if it really makes sense
> to use a recursive descent parser to handle a stack-based interpreted
> language, as opposed to hand-crafting the lexer and interpreter. Any
> views gratefully received.
> Thanks
> Andrew
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