[Mono-list] I want to get in on this.

Jay Freeman (saurik) saurik@saurik.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 20:02:30 -0500


While that looks cute on paper, and can be syntactically expressed in Backus
Naur Form, that grammar isn't left recursive (with any lookahead, not just a
finite one) and can't be parsed by yacc.  That grammar isn't even
deterministic.  Do not pass go, do not collect the computer theorists' stamp
of appproval.

Jay Freeman (saurik)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel@ximian.com>
To: "Jay Freeman (saurik)" <saurik@saurik.com>
Cc: "mono-list" <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] I want to get in on this.

> This is not complex at all.  You just use a production like this:
> So basically, the work to match begin/end is postponed
> Miguel.