[Python-Dev] Python syntax checker ?

Greg Ward gward@mems-exchange.org
Mon, 25 Sep 2000 14:05:12 -0400

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.