[Mono-devel-list] Re: Keyword "partial"?

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Tue Jul 5 04:58:29 EDT 2005

Sebastian Hoehn wrote:

> Hi,
> this is perhaps a little bit off-topic, but I wrote a parser for C# and it complains about the following declaration:
> bool partial = xyz;
> This is due to the fact that partial is "half a keyword" which indicates partial type definitions. Why does the mono compiler accept this? Is it correct behavior to accept this (it is obvious that this cannot be a partial typedef, but why is this)?

Like "get", "set", "value", "add", "remove" etc., "partial" is a
context-sensitive keyword. Your tokenizer must not recognize
them as global keywords. If you're using a bison based
parser, you can declare these tokens as strings:

%token PARTIAL "partial"

or simply use the string itself in productions.


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