|New Book: Retargetable C Compiler... & question firstname.lastname@example.org (1995-04-28)|
|Re: New Book: Retargetable C Compiler... & question scott@INFOADV.MN.ORG (Scott Nicol) (1995-04-29)|
|From:||Scott Nicol <scott@INFOADV.MN.ORG>|
|Date:||Sat, 29 Apr 1995 02:07:47 GMT|
>Is is true that LEX's analyzers are generally larger and slower than
Yes, and usually by a very large margin. Flex can come close, though.
Generally it is not worthwhile to use Lex, because writing a hand-crafted
scanner is quite easy (no more than a day). As an added bonus, you don't
have to deal with Lex's silly little quirks.
Scott Nicol email: email@example.com
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