This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the GCC project.
Re: gcc compile-time performance
>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Koning <email@example.com> writes:
Paul> Excerpt of message (sent 20 May 2002) by Hans Aberg:
>> As noted by Paul Hilfinger in the Bug Bison list, widespread access
>> to interactive computing makes it more prudent with a "compile to
>> the first syntax error, fix, and repeat" approach.
Paul> That makes no sense to me at all. If I could only fix one typo
Paul> at a time, progress would be quite a bit slower.
I think Hans somewhat distorted Paul Hilfinger's statements. Paul
also did mention the poor quality of today's error-recovery/correction
schemes as compared to what the 80's had brought.
No one here claims Bison's perfect wrt this!