[LLVMdev] LLVM Language Reference Strictness

Owen Anderson resistor at mac.com
Fri Oct 21 09:28:36 PDT 2011


On Oct 20, 2011, at 9:47 AM, Reed Kotler wrote:
> I would like to see the many adhoc parsers in LLVM get replaced by ones 
> generated from grammars.

FYI, this is very unlikely to happen.  The parsers in LLVM were historically generated from grammars (bison, as I recall), and those implementations were removed in favor of hand-written implementations both because the latter were significantly easier to maintain, and because they were much better suited to offer reasonable diagnostics.  Any plan to reverse that decisions is likely to meet a lot of resistance.

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