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- Subject: Re: LPEG primer
- From: Lorenzo Donati <lorenzodonatibz@...>
- Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:52:15 +0100
Philippe Lhoste wrote:
In my experience, PEG parsing is easier to understand than Yacc/Lex or
I only heard about the first two. I tried, just out of curiosity, ANTLR
some years ago, but I gave up fairly soon: really too much CS background
Anyway, I am in your case: I have some programming experience, but only
a faint CS background. I dived into the Wikipedia article, looked at the
original article on PEG, read various other sources, and I finally found
out it wasn't so complex...
I hope it will be the same for me! :-)
Maybe I'm missing something and effectively LPeg can be used
effectively only by people
with strong CS background ?
Not at all.
Thanks for the reassurance!
As said, it is worth studying it a bit more. Somehow, it is simpler than
regular expressions, after all, and much more powerful.
It is worth analyzing Roberto's examples, and making your own exercises
on simple grammars.
Ok. I'll start my practice with a bit more confidence then.