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honey the codewitch27-Jul-19 9:58
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So there's this tool, GOLD Parsing System - A Free, Multi-Programming Language, Parser Generator[^] that hasn't been updated since like 2012 or so.

It is (was?) a popular parser generator that uses a LALR(1) parsing algorithm.

I've written a LALR parser before and was thinking about reviving the project.

However, one of the things it could do was directly import this guy's material- including all of the grammars people have built for his parser over the years- into my system.

Not only that, my system is more powerful than his. So doing so comes with a number of advantages.

That being said, if I do this, and my project picks up any steam at all I'll have basically eclipsed his project.

And because it could use his grammars, a large part of the reason it could eclipse his is using his own material to do so.

Is this wrong of me? Should I remove that feature?

Edit: I haven't heard back from him so far. It's been over a month.
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