arrow syntax unnecessary and the idea that "function" is too long

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Fri May 20 13:21:48 PDT 2011


On May 20, 2011, at 11:26 AM, Kam Kasravi wrote:

> Some references to parsers that do not share ambiguity problems due to limited lookahead such as GLR and PEG parsers.
> 
> http://www.cs.nyu.edu/rgrimm/papers/pldi06.pdf
> http://www.cs.rit.edu/~ats/projects/jsm/paper.xml
> http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~awarth/papers/dls07.pdf

The trick is not so much to use an expensive memoizing parser, or even a forking one that could be much more efficient, but to figure out how real JS parsers, which are all top down in the big VMs, should implement. Working on that...

/be

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