[Python-Dev] Parsing vs. lexing.
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 13:03:44 +0200
> Parser generators are great for little languages! They're painful for =
> languages, though, because syntax warts accumulate and then tool =
> gets harder to live with. Hand-crafted R-D parsers are wonderfully
> tweakable in intuitive ways (staring at a mountain of parse-table =
> and divining how to warp the grammar to shut the tool up is a black =
> nobody should regret not learning ...).
"For me and C++, [using a parser generator] was a bad mistake."