If SAX == lex, then what == yacc?

Sean Chen schen at falconwing.com
Tue Nov 23 16:57:17 GMT 1999

Hi Anthony, everyone,

On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, Anthony B. Coates wrote:

> ** Reply to message from "James Tauber" <jtauber at jtauber.com> on Mon, 22 Nov
> 1999 09:20:43 -0500
> 	What you describe (included below) strikes me as using SAX
> events to build a not-quite-DOM tree, which is exactly what I would
> expect FOP to do.  However, I can envisage applications, operating on
> either large or streaming XML files, where building a tree is not an
> appropriate solution.  Compilers (traditionally)  don't build a tree
> version of a source file before they start outputting the object code to
> a file. 

Er... minor correction here.  Compilers *do* traditionally build a tree
version of a source file, it's called the AST, Abstract Syntax Tree. 

Back on topic, what you're looking for might be done by MDSAX, or Coins
(whatever it is called nowadays). 

. . . Sean.

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