[Python-Dev] Python syntax checker ?
Barry A. Warsaw
Mon, 25 Sep 2000 10:18:36 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> "JCA" == James C Ahlstrom <email@example.com> writes:
JCA> So how about re-writing the Python grammar in YACC in
JCA> order to use its more advanced features?? The simple
JCA> YACC grammar I wrote for 1.5.2 plus an altered tokenizer.c
JCA> parsed the whole Lib/*.py in a couple seconds vs. 30
JCA> seconds for the first file using Aaron Watters' Python
JCA> lint grammar written in Python.
I've been wanting to check out Antlr (www.antlr.org) because it gives
us the /possibility/ to use the same grammar files for both CPython
and JPython. One problem though is that it generates Java and C++ so
we'd be accepting our first C++ into the core if we went this route.