Hand-written parsers?

Thomas Luzat <thomas.luzat@gmx.net>
23 Dec 2000 02:04:30 -0500

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From: Thomas Luzat <thomas.luzat@gmx.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 23 Dec 2000 02:04:30 -0500
Organization: T-Online
Keywords: parse, practice, question
Posted-Date: 23 Dec 2000 02:04:30 EST


I'm wondering a bit what most commercial (mainly C++) compilers use:
Hand-written parsers or parsers generated by compilers such as yacc?

Is there anything bad/good in writing a hand-crafted parser? Would
recursive-decent be okay for a language such as C++?

Thomas Luzat

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