Re: Bug#668556: ITP: dparser -- a scannerless GLR parser generator
On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 11:22:06AM +0200, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> * Markus Wanner <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2012-04-14, 10:45:
> >>I would like to suggest to explicit the "GLR", "RPF", and
> >>perhaps "EBNF" acronyms in the long description.
> >GLR means "Generalized Left-to-right Rightmost deviation parser"
> >or maybe "Generalized LR parser". EBNF is the Extended Backus–Naur
> >Form. Acronyms like these - i.e. LL, LL(k), SLR, LALR - are pretty
> >common when talking about parsers.
> Sure, they are also much more common than GLR. And if you are "just"
> interested in parsing and not a computer scientists, there's a
> chance you've never heard about any of them.
I can't really imagine someone writing a parser using such tools without
having heard these acronyms first, though. And I'd risk saying they are
actually more widely known than their expansions.
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