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RE: [platform-dev] using lex/yacc files for syntax highlighting

Hi Henrik,

Lex/yacc is not a good choice for syntax highlighting. Syntax
highlighting requires an dynamic parser that is fault tolerant and that
can start parsing at the last known good re-parse point. You do not want
to run a full parser each time syntax coloring is needed while editing.

Chet Murphy
Modelworks Software
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Subject: [platform-dev] using lex/yacc files for syntax highlightning

please let me know if this is not the right mailinglist for hl related

I am working on a new frontend for gcc for the programming language

Now that I have the lex scanner and yacc (bison) parser in a good shape,
would be natural to integrate this into the powerfull eclipse editor

What is the best approach for this ?


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