From: George Greer (
Date: 08/20/00

On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Patrick Dughi wrote:

>        Do we _really_ have to use them for tokenizers?  We're not
>developing a whole complex scripting thing really, just a minor
>tweaky-sort of thing.  Really, if anyone is going to alter the inital
>file, it's because they've created a module of their own, and that means
>that they probably have enough skill to manipulate a more stoodgy, fixed,
>file format.  Sides, it's an easier transition from what I suspect will be
>a rather non-config-file dependant first release :)

You could write a recursive-descent parser in any capable language.  It's
not quite as generically addable as lex/yacc but it's another option. If
you don't know the concept, think recursion used to "scope" what the parser
is expecting to see.

George Greer

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