Project proposal: Antlr parser for javac

Terence Parr parrt at
Fri Jun 13 19:48:33 UTC 2008

Hi Frank,

Ah! Cool. Are you using the python grammar from the ANTLR 3.1  
examples?  Parser is not bad, but the lexer is a mess; well, I  
suppose python makes it hard ;)  Gotta insert lots of imaginary  
DEDENT tokens.

On Jun 13, 2008, at 9:44 PM, Frank Wierzbicki wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 1:15 AM, John Rose <John.Rose at> wrote:
>> (I'd vote yes if I were a compiler group member.)
> I'll add my vote that doesn't count too :)
> I don't think I've introduced myself to this list, I've been lurking
> since long before I became a Sun employee.  My name is Frank
> Wierzbicki and I am the project lead for Jython.  The dev version of
> Jython uses ANTLR 3.1 to generate its parser.  I would definitely
> follow the proposed project with great interest.
> -Frank Wierzbicki

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