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Re: Have we out-grown Flex?

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Have we out-grown Flex?
Date: 2012-05-02 17:42:47
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On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> On 2 May 2012 04:57, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> FWIW, I think only developers not packagers would really be taking such
>> a hit.  I assume we'd continue to ship prebuilt lexer output in
>> tarballs, so there'd seldom be a reason for a packager to need to run
>> the tool.  Given the extremely slow rate of churn of the lexer, it might
>> not be necessary for most developers to have the tool installed, either,
>> if we were willing to put the derived file into git.
>
> Incidentally, I had an unrelated conversation with someone (I think it
> might have been Heikki) a while back, where it was suggested that Flex
> and Bison could be run through web services. This might actually make

Might've been me - I've been doing that for a long time to work around
winflex issues. But I never got around to doing anything like access
control or so, I just ran it on a hidden ip on a random port, and
simple curl call on the windows box..

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 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
 Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/

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