|Error message with bison and flex email@example.com (2014-04-07)|
|Re: Error message with bison and flex firstname.lastname@example.org (Kaz Kylheku) (2014-04-10)|
|Re: Error message with bison and flex DrDiettrich1@aol.com (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2014-04-11)|
|Re: Error message with bison and flex email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2014-04-12)|
|From:||Kaz Kylheku <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:06:38 +0000 (UTC)|
|Organization:||Aioe.org NNTP Server|
|Keywords:||errors, practice, comment|
|Posted-Date:||10 Apr 2014 11:52:18 EDT|
On 2014-04-08, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Sometime the text return from a syntax error is very short.
Usually, there is little or no program text at all in a syntax error message.
> I would like to output 5 lines before the error and
> 5 lines after the error.
I don't see the point of this.
Just output errors in a way that an IDE can understand, so you can navigate
through errors visually. Then you have all the lines you want before and after
Speaking for myself, but I suspect the majority of others, programmers do not
want the error output of a compiler inflated by an order of magnitude with
snippets of the source code.
[People do use lex, yacc, et al for other things than compilers that run under IDEs. -John]
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