Java Parser

David Megginson david at
Tue Oct 19 22:04:27 BST 1999

David Brownell writes:

 > Did anyone mention size?  Size should be an issue too.  All other
 > things being equal, smaller means fewer lines for bugs to nest in.

Agreed.  It also means faster download time (in an applet), less space
(in a palmtop), etc.  Many existing Java-based parsers could be made
*much* smaller by spinning off non-core functionality into separate
packages layered on top.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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