Using lex and yacc for parsing

From: Mark Coletti (
Date: 10/30/95


	Being somewhat gifted with a little free time, I was
contemplating tackling the hideousness of the command parser.
Specifically, I want to gut and replace it with a _real_ parser, one
written using lex and yacc.  It would be more efficent and certainly
_much_ easier to understand, enhance, and maintain.

	I'm almost certain that I'm not the first person to dream this
up.  (At least I hope I'm not!)  What I would like to know is what the
status is of similar efforts.

	Anyone doing this?  And is willing to admit it?  ;)

Mark Coletti                       |  DBA Systems, Inc.  Fairfax, VA                 |  United States Geological Survey  |  Office of Standards & Technology
	     Living on ramen, vitamin C, and caffeine ...

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