generic type support
Wed Feb 19 18:57:00 GMT 2003
>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Haley <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Andrew> I was thinking of writing a parser from scratch.
I've been thinking about that too.
I've also thought about kidnapping Mark Mitchell and hypnotizing him
to prefer Java to C++.
Andrew> However, after the reception the new C++ parser received, I'm
Andrew> not sure. In particular, accurate diagnostic messages and
Andrew> good error recovery are tricky to get right, and any reduction
Andrew> in the quality of error messages would be treated as a
Andrew> regression, even if the perser was otherwise much better.
In our case, it seems like improved correctness would trump that.
Plus, it's a low bar to start with. There have been multiple PRs
where gcj would ICE while trying to print an error message. I think
there is one like that open right now. As long as we can flush stderr
before crashing, we're ahead of the game. :-)
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