[Chicago] PLY talk

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Tue Oct 10 06:45:45 CEST 2006

On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 10:46:29AM -0500, Michael Tobis wrote:
> I note that the Wikipedia article on PLY is rather disappointing. I suppose
> we ought to plan to fix it.

Hope they can remove that tongue from your cheek without damaging it,

> What I'd like to know about is not so much about how to lex and yacc (though
> I could certainly benefit from an intro to that) but more about how PLY
> takes advantage of Python to provide something more than conventional
> lex/yacc.

"PLY doesn't try to do anything more or less than provide the basic
lex/yacc functionality."  Seems it's not a bug, it's a feature!

...that obsessive conviction, so common among authors and composers,
that all similarities between their works and any others which appear
later must inevitably be ascribed to plagiarism. -- 2nd Circuit, 1945

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