On 25 September 2000, Martin von Loewis said:
Personally, I'm quite in favour of having the full parser source (including parser generator if necessary) in the Python source distribution. As a GCC contributor, I know what pain it is for users that GCC requires bison to build - even though it is only required for CVS builds, as distributions come with the generated files.
This would be a strike against ANTLR, since it's written in Java -- and therefore is about as portable as a church. ;-(
It should be possible to generate good, solid, portable C code... but AFAIK no one has done so to date with ANTLR 2.x.