Project proposal: Antlr parser for javac

Neal Gafter neal at
Mon Jun 16 23:28:43 UTC 2008

I vote yes.  The parser is hard to maintain in its current form, and
an Antlr parser would make it much easier.  I think my vote counts.

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 7:52 PM, Jonathan Gibbons
<Jonathan.Gibbons at> wrote:
> In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines for Projects [1],
> I hereby propose on behalf of Terence Parr and Yang Jiang
> an OpenJDK Project "Antlr grammar for javac".
> This Project will be used for the development of an experimental
> version of javac incorporating a grammar written in Antlr[2].
> I propose this Project be sponsored by the Compiler Group [3]
> and that I be the initial Moderator of the project.
> -- Jonathan Gibbons
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

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