[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Compiler Construction course using Haskell?

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at flippac.org
Wed Aug 20 15:55:56 EDT 2008

On Wed, 20 Aug 2008, Johannes Waldmann wrote:

> On parsers: yes, LL/LR theory and table-based parsers have been
> developed for a reason and it's no easy decision to throw them out.
> Still, even Parsec kind of computes the FIRST sets?

No, it doesn't. That's not actually possible for monadic parsers as they 
support context-sensitive languages and have no means of telling them from 
context-free ones.

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