[Python-Dev] Python syntax checker ?

James C. Ahlstrom jim@interet.com
Mon, 25 Sep 2000 16:48:28 -0400

Martin von Loewis wrote:
>> Yes, but why not YACC?  Is Antlr so much better, or is

> I think the advantage that Barry saw is that ANTLR generates Java in
> addition to C, so it could be used in JPython as well. In addition,
> ANTLR is more advanced than YACC; it specifically supports full EBNF
> as input, and has better mechanisms for conflict resolution.

Oh, OK.  Thanks.
> 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.

I see your point, but the practical solution that we can
do today is to use YACC, bison, and distribute the generated
parser files.